Demas, Nicholas John.

Biography

Demas, Nicholas John (born Ioannou, Nicholas); b. August 29, 1910, Cyprus (Chipre), emigrated to Egypt 1923, briefly in France then to the US 1929, Naturalized citizen; Greek American; father Jannis Demas; mother Cleo Demas; Single; Mechanic and Electrician; Pan Cyprian Brotherhood, Greek-American Athletic Club, IWO, CP 1934 (officially January 1937); Received Passport# 367846 on February 171, 1937 which listed his address as 475 West 57th Street, and 1926 3rd Avenue, both NYC; Sailed February 20, 1937 aboard the Ile de France; Arrived in Spain on March 18, 1937 enrolled in BDEs April 2, 1937; Served as an Interpreter Madrigueras; Later with Dimitroff BN; Rank acting Sargento; Later to XV BDE anti-tank unit; BDE Auto Park and BDE Auto Park garage; Last unit Transportes; Rank Sargento; Returned to the US on December 20, 1938 aboard the Ausonia; WWII US Army, enlisted September 1942, service # 36526152, 1043 Signal Company, Service Group, 51 Assault Group, Signal C, rank PFC; Mary and children, Jo-Ann, Penelope and Philip; .d. August 15, 1960, Cambria Heights, New York; Buried Long Island National Cemetery, Farmingdale, New York,.

Sibling: brother James Joannou Demas.
Source: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; Americans; XV BDE, Pay; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 578, ll. 4-5; L-W Tree Ancestry; Find-a-Grave# 2655321. Code A1
Photographs: Nick J. Demas, Auto Park, May 1938. The 15th International Brigade Photographic Unit Photograph Collection; ALBA Photo 11; ALBA Photo number 11-0021. Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012, New York University Libraries; Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 578.