Svorinich, John Stephans.


Svorinich, John Stephens. (Skapular; Ivan Svorinic; Svordnich, S. John); b. December 25, 1897 Veli Iz Island (Valiki), Croatia (Jugoslavia, Austria), Naturalized May 2, 1927 by NY District Court; Croatian American; Served in WWI; Single; Seaman; CP; Received Passport# 362973 on January 22, 1937 which listed his address as 3149 Broadway, NYC, and Care of Sutlovich, 604 Park Avenue, Brooklyn, New York; Sailed January 28, 1937 aboard the Aquitania; Arrived in Spain on February 6, 1937; Served with the 17th Battery DECA, Gottwald Battery, Telephonist/Observer; Rank Sargento; Served at Jarama, Centro, Aragon, Teruel, Huesca and Levant; Twice WIA; Returned to the US on February 4, 1939 aboard the President Harding; WWII Armed Forces; d. September 19, 1982, Serbia.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 997; South Slav; Spisak, in Spanija, 5 : 568. Code A1
Photographs: John Svorinich Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo XX.; and from his 1927 Application for Seaman’s Certificate of American Citizenship, L-W Tree Ancestry. Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Photograph Collection; ALBA Photo 15; Series I Photographs 1930s-1990s, Box 3, Folder 45. Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012, New York University Libraries.