MegQuier, Henry Ben.


MegQuier, Henry Ben. (Maguire, Megguler); b. June 3, 1900, Mobile, Alabama; POW; Single; Electrician and Telegrapher; CP 1935, section education director; Received Passport# 478405 on September 28, 1937 which listed his address as 300 Wainwright Street, Newark, New Jersey and Los Angeles, California; Sailed October 9, 1937 aboard the Vollendam; Arrived in Spain via Massanet on October 24, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Communications (Transmissions); Captured near Gandesa between March 30 and April 10, 1938; Exchanged April 22, 1939; Returned to the US on May 6, 1939 aboard the President Harding; WWII US Army, Signal Corps; d. May 4, 1960, buried in Woodlawn Memorial Park, Compton, Los Angeles County, California; Wrote a 100 page account of his time in the San Pedro prison.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; Figueres List; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 946, ll. 6; [Wrote a 100 page account of his time in San Pedro – POW historical file? Possibly in ALBA.004, Carl Geiser Papers; Series III, Box 5, Folder 63, Megquire, Henry]; POW. Code A