Tseronis, John.

Biography

k-Tseronis, John (ΤΣΙΡΩΝΗΣ, ΓΙΑΝΝΗΣ; Teseronis; Cyronis); b. September 4, 1896 (1899), Cania, Creet, Greece (Panethimo Gisamo, Creete, Greece), to the US on June 10, 1913; Creetan/Greek American; father George Tseronis (Greece), mother Antonia Stephanothakis; WWI US Army, National Guard, 6 Infantry ONG (Machinegun Company 147 Infantry), Private First Class, Meuse-Argonne, AEF, honorable discharge February 13, 1919; 2 years; Plasterer; CP 1930; Received Passport# 362776 on January 21, 1937 which listed his address as 448 West 35th Street, Apartment 12, NYC; Sailed January 28, 1937 aboard the Aquitania; Arrived in Spain on February 11, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln BN; KIA February 27, 1937 (February 24, 1937), Jarama; Was a founder of the Cretan Federation of America.
Siblings: brother Markos Tseronakis (1892-1968).
Sources: Scope of Soviet Activity; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 421. ll. 40 (ver “Nos Combats” p 246); Opis 6, Delo 1004, ll. 37, fiche with death; Ancestry.com; Greek; D. Paleologopoulos, Greek Antifascist Volunteers in the Spanish Civil War (1936-39), Athens 1986; Steve Tsermegas and L. Tsirmirakes, No Pasaran. Greek Antifascist Volunteers in Spain, Athens 1987.
Photograph: John Tseronis. Passport Photograph,circa 1936; and Photograph of a painting by August A. Holtos in newspaper clipping.
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