Jacques, John Charles.

Biography

Jacques, John Charles, Jr. (Jack); b. September 28, 1910, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; father John C. Jacques, Sr.; US Navy 1930-1932, Served aboard the Texas, Anti-Aircraft, Rank 3rd Class Gunner; Graduated from University of Wisconsing BA in Economics; Single; Aviation Engineer; CP January 20, 1938; Received Passport# 496832 on February 7, 1938 which listed his address as 2824 West Juncau Avenue, and 1420 North Capital Drive, both Miwaukee, Wisconsin; Arrived in Spain via Massanet on March 6, 1938; Trained at Tarrazona in Battalion of Instruction Co. 5, Then to Pozo Rubio for Anti Gas School, from March 10 to May 2, 1938; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln-Washington BN, Co. 3; Rank Soldado; Served at Ebro Offensive; Returned to the US on December 15, 1938 aboard the Paris; d. October 25, 1971, Madison, Wisconsin, buried in Forrest Hill Cemetery, Madison, Wisconsin; Wife Betty Jane Egan Jacques; From 1933 to 1935 he was in prison for “Malicious destruction of Property by dynamite” convicted with four others: Leslie Jacques, Bill Wolfe, John Bigley and John Newbaner; Spoke French and English.
Source: Scope of Soviet Activity; Figueres List; Pay; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 916, ll. 41-51; L-W Tree Ancestry; Find-a-Grave 109583034. Code A
Photographs: John Jacques in Spain, RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 916; and below detail from a group photograph of returning volunteers aboard the Paris; December 1938.