Severdia, George Anthony.

Biography

Severdia, George Anthony. b. September 8, 1915 (gave December 8, 1915 on his return only), Clifton, New Jersey; Serbian American; POW; Single; Clerk and Dock Worker; CP; Received Passport# 364881 on February 2, 1937 which listed his address as 2548 50th Street, Astoria, Long Island, New York (9911 Highland Street, Clifton, New Jersey); Sailed February 6, 1937 aboard the Paris; Served with the XV Brigade, Lincoln Battalion, Co. 2, Section 2, Group 1; later Mackenzie-Papineau Battalion; Lincoln- Washington Battalion; Rank Soldado; Reported MIA Retreats; Captured March 10, 1938 Belchite during Retreats; Exchanged April 22, 1939; Returned to the US on May 6, 1939 aboard the President Harding; address on return 1115 Boston Road, Bronx, New York; d. 1956, buried in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cemetery, Hermitage, Mercer County, Pennsylvania; Wife Angela Tomich Severdia.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; Americans; Battalion 58 Retreats; Lincoln; Voros-Jarama; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 985, ll. 48 (voir arch gen); Opis 6, Delo 986; South Slav. [Find-a-Grave# 90733337 Possible dob 1915 dod 1956 – too little info to confirm]