Robinson, John Quigley.


Robinson, John Quigley. (“Robbie”); b. October 26, 1897, Belfast; Ireland; Irish American; 6th grade education; WWI British Army, Cavalry, 4 years; Single; Seaman and Organizer; CP 1933; Traveled on Seaman’s papers; Domicile NYC; Arrived in Spain via Setcases on June 21, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Mackenzie-Papineau BN in training; Sent to Lincoln-Washington BN, MG Co., Company Commissar; Promoted to BN Commissar; Selected by Dave Doran to serve as an Adjutant Brigade Commissar on September 20, 1937; Served at Quinto, Belchite, and Fuentes del Ebro; After Fuentes del Ebro he was supposed to be sent to the Soviet Union in order to provide testimony on the failure of the tank attack; WWII Merchant Marines; d. September 20, 1995.
Sources: Scope of Soviet Activity; Figueres List; Mac-Pap; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 3, Delo 455, ll. 91.
Photographs: Frank Ryan and John Robinson, The 15th International Brigade Photographic Unit Photograph Collection; ALBA Photo 011; ALBA Photo number 11-0759. Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012, New York University Libraries.