Walsh, Joseph Martin, Jr..

Biography

Walsh, Joseph Martin, Jr. (Welsh; Walsh, William Leo); b. January 15, 1917, Mobile, Alabama; Single; Seaman (NMU), CP or No political affiliation; Received Passport# 481370 on October 20, 1937 which listed his address as 414 (414) Porter Avenue, Biloxi, Mississippi and 1401 70th Street, Houston, Texas; Sailed November 6, 1937 aboard the Lafayette; Arrived in Spain via Massanet on November 19, 1937; Served in the NCO School and BN of Instruction until February 1938; XV Lincoln-Washington BN, Co. 3 until June 12, 1938; Transferred to 35th Division Artillery, Group Ana Pauker, Tudor Vladmirescu BN; last unit (July 1938) XV BDE, Lincoln-Washington BN, Co. 1; Rank Soldado; Served at the Retreats, Lerida and the Ebro Offensive; Returned to the US on December 20, 1938 aboard the Ausonia; d. July 22, 1949, San Francisco, California.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Figueres List; Pay (under Walsh, William); RGASPI; USSDA 2:1022, 61:0587. Code A
Photograph: Joseph Martin Walsh, Jr., Seaman’s Protection Certificate Application, 1933.