Thorpe, Guy Evans.

Biography

Thorpe, Guy Evans. b. January 16, 1903, Linton, Indiana; father Charles Thorpe, mother Effie Thorpe; No prior military experience; 7th grade education; Single; Miner, WPA; CP September 1934, section organizer, UMWA Local 1200, Progressive Miners of America; Received Passport# 365233 on February 3, 1937 which listed his address as Route 2, Box 158, Plumfield, Illinois, and West Frankfort, Illinois; Sailed February 10, 1937 aboard the Washington; Arrived in Spain on February 20, 1937; Trained at Madrigueas; Attended OTS Pozo Rubio April; Served with the XV BDE, Washington BN, Co. 3, Section 1, Section Leader, Sargento, May-July 1937; After recovering from wounds was assigned to Tarazaona Training Base November 7, 1937; Lincoln- Washington BN, Co. 1; Last unit Lincoln-Washington BN, Plana Mayor; Rank Sargento; Served at Brunete, Belchite, Retreats, and the Ebro Offensive; WIA Brunete July 9, 1937 during an assault on Misquito Hill, hit in left thigh, in hospitals Madrid, Villa Nueva de la Jara, Valde, Ganea; Returned to the US on December 15, 1938 aboard the Paris; d. January 1979.
Siblings: 3 brothers, 4 sisters.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; Washington; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 1001, ll. 16-32; Pay. Code A
Photographs: Guy Thorpe, two from RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 1001.; Sergeant Guy Thorpe and Sergeant Max Bowers, August 1938. The 15th International Brigade Photographic Unit Photograph Collection ; ALBA Photo 11; ALBA Photo number 11-1680. Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012, New York University Libraries. Guy Thorpe. Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Photograph Collection; ALBA Photo 15; Series I Photographs 1930s-1990s, Box 3, Folder 53. Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012, New York University Libraries.