Dougher, Joseph.


Dougher, Joseph Michael (“Jobey”); b. March 23, 1896 (1897), Archbald, Pennsylvania; Education through the 4th grade; Prior military service during WWI in the US Navy, 2 years, followed by US Army, 2nd Infantry, 4 years; Married; Coal miner; CP 1931 Section Organizer, District Committee; Received Passport# 367468 on February 15, 1937 which listed his address as 5638 Walnut Street, and 915 7th Street, both Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Sailed March 10, 1937 aboard the Washington; Arrived in Spain on April 2, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Washington BN, Co. 2, April 3, 1937- May 1, 1937; Attended OTS May 2, 1937-June 6, 1937, graduated on June 14, 1937; Trained Mackenzie-Papineau BN at Tarazona; Mackenzie-Papineau BN, Company Commander Co. 3 at Fuentes de Ebro, promoted to Adjutant Commander of BN; Rank Tenitente; WIA October 14, 1937; In various Hospitals from October 15, 1937 until he was repatriated; Returned to the US on December 20, 1938 aboard the Ausonia; d. April 20, 1978, Archbald, Pennsylvania, (April 1977 Scranton, Pennsylvania); buried in the Archbald Protestant Cemetery, Archbald, Pennsylvania.
Source: Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; Americans; Mac-Paps; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 546, ll. 73 (fiche); (obituary) The Volunteer, Volume 1, No. 2, p. 8; L-W Tree Ancestry; Find-a-Grave# 91022962. Code A
Photographs: Joseph Dougher, RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 882; and as Commissar, Mackenzie-Papineau, Company 3, Albert Harris, Brigade Intendencia, and Wally Sabatini, Political Commissary Mackenzie-Papineau, Company 3, October 1937. The 15th International Brigade Photographic Unit Photograph Collection; ALBA Photo 11; ALBA Photo number 11-0728. Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012, New York University Libraries.