Gibbons, Joseph.

Biography

Gibbons, Joseph 32 years old; Scottish American (Irish American); Married (separated) wife in the US; Steel Worker; CP 1930; Domicile 804 East 49th Street, Chicago, Illinois; Sailed May 1, 1937 aboard the Britannic; Arrived in Spain on June 2, 1937, Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln BN; Mackenzie-Papineau, Estado Mayor, BN Secretary for CP; Served at Fuentes de Ebr, Teruel, Seguro de los Banos; Retreats; WIA Caspe during etreats; Cited for bravery at Fuentes de Ebro; WWII Armed forces; d. 1970 (?); Brothers Danny and Tommy Gibbons went to Spain from the UK and fought in the British BN.
Sources: Cadre; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 549, ll. 43-47; Opis 6, 896, ll. 10-20; Canadian; Momryk; Petrou; Ross collection VALB Memorial Tribute, December 6, 1970; Bill Alexander, (obituary for brother) Danny Gibbons, Film and Television Technician, May 1980.
Photograph: Joe Gibbons, Mackenzie-Papineau Estado Mayor, April 1938. The 15th International Brigade Photographic Unit Photograph Collection; ALBA Photo 11; ALBA Photo number 11-1300. Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012, New York University Libraries.