Thomson, Godfrey Edward.


Thomson, Godfrey Edward. (Godfrey Thomas; Thomas, Al); b. May 6, 1908, Kansas City, Kansas; Graduated from MIT in 1927; Mechanical Engineer; CP August 1936 and Spanish CP; Received Passport# 5725, Chicago series, on August 13, 1937 which listed his address as 7309 Yates Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, and Beulah Village, Colorado; Sailed August 21, 1937 aboard the Britannic; Arrived in Spain on September 4, 1937; Served as a Machine-gun Instructor, September 4, 1937; XV BDE Armory from February 25 to June 23, 1938; Lincoln-Washington BN, Plaza Mayor, Armory; Rank Soldado; Served at Retreats and the Ebro Offensive; Returned to the US on December 15, 1938 aboard the Paris; WWII US Navy Reserve, Lt.; d. February 10, 1974, buried in Beulah Cemetery, Pueblo County, Colorado; Wife Joan Alberta Place Thomson.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Pay; RGASPI (and under Thomson); L-W Tree Ancestry; Find-a-Grave# 40693605. Code A
Photographs: Godrey Thompson in Spain, RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 898; and cleaning rifle, Brigade Armory, Falset, April 1938. The 15th International Brigade Photographic Unit Photograph Collection ; ALBA Photo 11; ALBA Photo number 11-1201. Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012, New York University Libraries.