Chelebian, Misak.

Biography

k-Chelebian, Misak (Missac); b. 1888, Turkey; Armenian American; 3 years French Foreign Legion, WW I; Furniture Maker; CP 1932; Arrived in Spain on January 5, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln BN; Killed in action February 17, 1937, Jarama, decapitated by a shell; Spoke English, Turkish, and French.
Source: Americans; Americans and Canadians Killed in Spain Complete list to November 15, 1937; South Slav; Alistair Dawber, “A Grandson’s pilgrimage to Honour the Fallen of Jarama,” Independent, November 2, 2015 web https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/spanish-civil-war-a-grandson-s-pilgrimage-to-honour-the-fallen-of-jarama-a6718536.html
Photographs: Misak Chelebian. Clipping from The Daily Worker April 21, 1937; and in WW I with unidentified woman, Barton Chelbian,