Ticer, Raymond Elvis.


Ticer, Raymond Elvis. (Tiser), b. March 20, 1913, Alfalfa, Oklahoma; Single; Sailor and Fish Reel Worker; CP 1937 and IWW; Received Passport# 25442, San Francisco series, on March 11, 1937 which listed his address as 1411 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, California (Alfalfa, Oklahoma); Sailed March 24, 1937 aboard the Manhattan; Arrived in Spain on May 15, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Washington BN, Co. 1, Section 3, and Lincoln-Washington, Co. 1 at Brunete, Lincoln-Washington BN, Co. 1, Section 1, Group 1, Group leader at Quinto; Later Section Leader; Rank Sargento; WIA Quinto; Deserted during the Retreats, sought help from the American Consul in Gilbraltar; Left Gilbraltar by stowing away on the British steamship Lanarone along with Addison Keeler, John Weiss, Peter John Campo, Michael Bishop, and Roben Hodge; Refused permission to land in Dartmouth England, all were arrested in when the ship docked in Scotland, they initially claimed to have deserted from Franco’s foreign Legion; Sentenced to 21 days in jail on June 1, 1938, expelled and arrived in the US on June 19, 1938 aboard the Scythia; d. March 1974.
Siblings: Cousin veteran Leon Norvell Ticer.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; Washington; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 1002, ll. 1-; Anarchist; (WIA from) Double or Nothing, ; “Franco Fugitives Barred From Landing in England,” St. Louis Post-Dispatch, May 19, 1938; L-W Tree Ancestry. Code A