Corrigan, John Horton.

Biography

k-Corrigan, John Horton Aniclete (Corrigan, Anicleto); b. January 13, 1916, Newark, Essex County, New Jersey; Irish American; father John F. Corrigan (b. Ireland to the US 1878, Physician, naturalized 1899); Attended New York University; Married; Student and Truck Driver; YCL 1935; Received Passport# 366427 on February 10, 1937 which listed his address as 344 Lafayette Street, Newark, New Jersey; Sailed February 17, 1937 aboard the President Roosevelt; Mother and brother requested that State Department Representative contact Corrigan when he landed in France, Samuel Hamilton Wiley boarded the President Roosevelt and interviewed Corrigan, Corrigan stated he was not going to Spain and would stop at the Consulate in the morning, he did landed and left for Paris on the night train on February 27, 1937; Arrived in Spain on March 7, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Mackenzie-Papineau BN, MG Co.; Later with the Lincoln-Washington BN; Rank Soldado; OTS graduated January 1938; Killed in action March 13, 1938, Belchite, during the Retreats; Harry Fisher stated that Corrigan and Paul McEchron stayed behind as a rear guard during the retreat and were killed or captured and executed.
Source: Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; BN 58 Retreats; RGASPI; USSDA :0469; POW. Code A
Photograph: John Horton Corrigan, Passport Photograph, 1937.