Moran, Marsden.

Biography

k-Moran, Marsden D. b. March 22, 1914, Detroit, Michigan; father Lawrence R. Moran (1891-1921), mother Margaret Dorthy Covey (1894-1938), Married Loula Martin (1917-2007) in 1936; Attended Wayne State University; Clerk; CP 1935; Received Passport# 364777 on February 1, 1937 which listed his address as 4828 Cass Avenue, Detroit, Michigan; Sailed February 5, 1937 aboard the Berengaria; Arrived in Albacete on February 17, 1937; Initially assigned to Guerilla work; On March 2nd he transferred to 20th BN, 86th BDE, on the Cordoba Front for three months; Section Leader and Quartermaster; Rank Alferez; Later transferred to John Brown Battery; then to the XV BDE, Lincoln-Washington BN; Rank Sargento; Killed in action April 1, 1938, Gandesa, during the Retreats; Family had been well-to-do before the Depression.
Siblings: step-brother Edson Nye Burton.
Sources: Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; BN 58 Retreats; RGASPI; Cathy Trost, “A Family Mystery Solved: Cousin Died Fighting Franco,” Detroit Free Press, March 8, 1979, pp, 1A, 19A. Code A
Photographs: Marsden Moran, undated, from Detroit Free Press and from photo on British site.