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Biography

Gispert Silvestre, Pedro Juan b. February 7,, 1918, Ponce, Puerto Rico, To Spain 1922 or 1924; Father: Pedro Gispert y Geli, merchant born in Girona, Spain Mother: Ana Silvestre y Carrera, born in Girona, Spain; Left Puerto Rico in 1922 or 1924; Clerk; Domicile Barcelona; Served in the Republican Popular Army, 143rd BDE; Returned to San Juan, Puerto Rico on April 12, 1939; WWII enlisted June 1943.
Sources: RGASPI, Fond 545 Opis 6, Delo 829, ll. 15, 22, & 41; & Delo 42; L-W Tree Ancestry, Registro Civil, Departamento de Salud de Puerto Rico, Passengers and crew lists, USA WWII Army Enlistment; List of additional Puerto Rican volunteers from José Alejandro Ortiz Carrión. Code A