BiographyJordan, Frank Benjamin (Jorgan), b. April 9, 1895, Clyde, Kansas; Canadian; mother Nellie Jordan; Attended High School for 2 years; WWI US Army, 139th Infantry as a Mechanic joined 1917 for two years, Rank Private; Single; Locomotive Fireman and Farmer; Canadian? CP November 1936; Received Passport# 17 Winnipeg series on April 10, 1937 which listed his address as 363 8th Street, Springfield, Oregon (Calgary); Arrived in Spain on May 27, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Mackenzie-Papineau BN, Co. 1; Rank Cabo; Served at Fuentes de Ebro, Teruel, Seguro de los Baños, Retreats (Azuuaia, Caspe, Gandesa, Ebro), Ebro Offensive (Cruz Ebro, Sierra Pandols, Sierra Caballs); Returned to the US on December 15, 1938 aboard the Paris; d. January 12, 1971, Los Angeles, California, buried in Willamette, in Portland, Oregon.
Source: Scope of Soviet Activity; XV BDE, Mac-Paps; Pay; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 554, ll. 48 (Fiche); Opis 6, Delo 917, ll. 146-157; Canadian; Momryk; Petrou; Pacific NW; (obituary note) The Volunteer, February 1972; L-W Tree Ancestry; Find-a-Grave #3903629. Code A
Photographs: Frank Benjamin Jordan in Spain, RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 917.; and below, Frank Benjamin Jordan a Canadian who fought in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1938. MIKAN 3217247.