Ross, Charles Oliver.

Biography

Ross, Charles Oliver. (Oliver Charles Ross); b. June 24, 1911, Baltimore, Maryland; African American; father Edward Ross, mother Agnes Ross; Completed 1.5 years of High School; No prior military service; Single; Steelworker (Bethlehem Steel), Hospital Orderly, and Driver; CIO, CP December 1936 (1934); Domicile 3311 Weedon Avenue, Fairfield, Maryland; Sailed October 23, 1937 aboard the Champlain; Arrived in Spain via Massanet on November 5, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln Washington BN, Machine gun Company (June 1938), practicante; May have later served with Medical services; Rank Soldado; Served at The Retreats (Belchite, Hijar, Mora de Ebro) and Ebro Offensive. Fate uncertain.
Sources: Cadre; Figueres List; Pay; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 976, ll. 65-69; African Americans. Code A