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Biography

Gartez Efrain, José b. May 16, 1902, Ancual, Chile; father Daniel Gartez; Elementary Education; No Prior Military Experience; Single; Driver and Barber; Domicile Brooklyn, New York, US; CP February 20, 1935; AFL; Arrived in Spain on October 15, 1938 [1937?]; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln-Washington BN, Co. 4, later with the EM Special MG Battalion; Rank Cabo; Served at the Retreats (Caspe and Gandesa) and the Ebro Offensive; Twice WIA, at the Sierra Pandols;
Sources: RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 321, ll. 8-13.
Photograph: José Cortez in Spain, RGASPI ll. 7.