Ray, James Thomas.

Biography

Ray, James Thomas. (Ray, Thomas James); b. May 11, 1905 (1907), Greeley, Colorado; University of California 3 years and 1 yr. medical school; US Navy 3 years Medical, male nurse and 2 years National Guard; Divorced (Single); Clerk, Student, and Male Nurse; CP 1936; Received Passport# 27520, San Francisco series, on May 5, 1937 which lists his address as 1515 Arch Street, Berkeley, California, Sailed May 26, 1937 aboard the Vollendam; Arrested on June 20, 1937 when the vessel he was travelling to Spain on, the Joven Teresa, was intercepted by the French aviso Granit near Port- Vendres; Arrived in Spain via Massanet on June 22, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Mackenzie-Papineau BN; Later 35th Division, Service Sanidad; Last unit Lincoln- Washington BN, Co. 1; Rank Soldado; Served at the Ebro Offensive; Returned to the US on October 25, 1938 aboard the Ile de France; d. September 18, 1963.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; Figueres List; Mac-Paps; Pay; RGASPI (under Ray, Thomas J.) Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 968, ll. 45-46; Joven Teresa list from a letter from Jean MasseĢ to Jim Carmody dated November 30, 1988; L-W Tree Ancestry. Code A