Halliday, James.

Biography

Halliday, Joseph David “James” (Halliday, Joseph David; “Doc”); b. May 15, 1903, Sandstone, Minnesota; Single; father John B. Halliday, mother Theresa Ellenora O’Neil (1880-1932); Male nurse and Seaman (NMU); CP December 1936; Received Passport# 387866 on February 17, 1937 which listed his address as 752 Sumot Street, St. Paul, Minnesota, and Sandstone, Michigan (Pawtucket, Rhode Island); Sailed February 20, 1937 aboard the Ile de France; Arrived in Spain on March 17, 1937; Served with the Artillery, 11th Regiment, 2nd Group, 14th Battery (John Brown Battery), 155mm Guns, August 3, 1937-April 1, 1938, First Aid; Later with the 35th Anglo-American Anti-Air Anti- Tank Battery attached to the 129th Brigade, June 1-October 15, 1938; Rank Sargento; Returned to the US on February 4, 1939 aboard the President Harding. Married Kay Comptone (1907-?), on January 16, 1942 in NYC and his witnesses were fellow veterans Roger Braley and Charles Sanborn; d. November 27, 1958.

Sources: Sail (under Halliday); Scope of Soviet Activity (under Halliday); Cadre; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 905. Code A