Parks, John William.

Biography

k-Parks, John William. (Banks, William Lewis); b. January 3, 1914, McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania; Native American; Jarama Lost Trucks; father Forrest Colfax Parks b. Uhrickeville, Ohio; 3.5 years prior military service; Textile Worker; CP 1930; Received Passport# 324391 on July 3, 1936 which listed his address as 256 North Dithridge Street, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania; 23 years old; Sailed January 5, 1937 aboard the Champlain; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln Battalion, Commissar Co. 2; Killed in action on February 16, 1937, Jarama; Was aboard one of two trucks that strayed into Nationalist lines on the approach march to Jarama.
Sources: Americans (under Banks, William Lewis); Scope of Soviet Activity; RGASPI (under Banks, William Lewis); John Tisa, Recalling the Good Fight.; L-W Tree Ancestry.com.
Photographs: John Parks Passport Photograph, 1936; and Williams being arrested after a protest in Philadelphia; and Williams aboard the Champlain from John Tisa, Recalling the Good Fight.