Simon, John Leopold.

Biography

Simon, John Leopold. (“Doc”), b. January 18, 1913, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Jewish; Single; Medical Student; CP 1933 (1935); Passport# 364014 which listed his address as 35-10 N. 23rd Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Arrived in Spain on February 17 (14), 1937; Served with the XV Brigade, Lincoln Battalion, Battalion doctor; Later English Battalion, Doctor; Last unit (July 1938) Lincoln-Washington Battalion, Doctor; Rank Captain; Served at Jarama, and Brunete; Returned to the US on November 2, 1938 aboard the Paris.
Sources: Cadre; Americans; Lincoln; Pay; RGASPI; ALBA 264 John L. Simon: FOIA Files; (obituary) Cary Nelson, “John L. Simon,” The Volunteer, Volume 22, No. 2, Spring 2000, p. 20; L-W Tree Ancestry.
Photograph: Captain John Simon, Doctor, British Battalion, April 1938. The 15th International Brigade Photographic Unit Photograph Collection; ALBA Photo 11; ALBA Photo number 11-0157. Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012, New York University Libraries.