Ticer, Raymond Elvis.

Biography

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