BiographyJones, James Moore (Faleder, James; Jones, James Monroe); b. September 27, 1904, Chicago, Illinois; father Robert R. Jones, mother Mary M. Jones; No prior military service; Attended Dartmouth 1923-26, the University of California, and Sonoma State University 1927-29; Seaman (NMU) and Ship Repairman; YCL 1928-1930, CP May 1930 expelled from the party, Piledriver’s and Bridgebuilder’s Union, West Coast Longshoreman’s and Warehousmen’s Union, Industrial Union Marine Shipbuilding Workers, IUMSWA Local 22; Received Passport# 27348, San Francisco series, on April 30, 1937 which listed his address as 526 Jackson Street, San Francisco, California; Sailed January 15, 1938 aboard the Ile de France; Arrived in Spain via Massanet on January 25, 1938; Over the Pyrenees; Was arrested at the training base for “slandering the Military and Political Leadership;”Served with the XV BDE, Mackenzie-Papineau BN, Co.1 later Lincoln-Washington ; BN, Co. 2, Practicante (medic); Rank Soldado; Served at the Ebro Offensive (Gandesa, Sierra Pandols, and Sierra Caballs); in Hospital Villafranca, Sabinosa, Valls, Manaro, Santa Coloma June -July 1938; Falset, Reus, Sabinosa October 8, 1938 to November 1, 1938; Returned to the US on December 20, 1938 aboard the Ausonia; WWII Amed forces; d. October 2, 1994, Newport, Oregon.
Replied to the questions: Have you been punished?, When?, For what reason? Yes, May 1938, Picking lice while on guard. What was the punishment? 20 days pay Was it just? He replied with a “?”
Source: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Figueres List; Pay; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 917, ll. 121-137; Memoir Pain in Spain; L-W Tree Ancestry. Code A
Photographs: James Jones in Spain, RA Fond 545, Opis 6.