McLaughlin, Patrick Roe.

Biography

McLaughlin, Patrick Roe. Irish American, Driver; Irish Workers Club, CP 1934, Irish Workers Club; Domicile Brooklyn, New York, 35 years old, Sailed December 26, 1936 aboard the Normandie, Arrived in Spain on January 6, 1937, Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln BN, MG Co. Section Leader 2nd Section; Jarama, served at Brunete, to OTS in January 1938, Did not graduate, Transferred to Artillery, 11th Regt., 2nd Group, 14th Battery (John Brown Battery), 155mm Guns, in July 1938 served with the XV BDE, Lincoln-Washington BN, Co. 1; Rank Soldado; While in Spain he requested repatriation in order to marry the wife of an Irish friend who was killed in action; Repatriated January 1938.
Sources: Lincoln (under McLaughlin [no first name/ may also be Michael McLaughlin]); Pay ( under Lauglen, Mc); RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 443, ll. 38-45. Opis 6, Delo 941, ll. 23-26.
Photograph: Patrick Roe McLaughlin. http://internationalbrigadesinspain.weebly.com/irish-volunteers.html