Rhead, Robert George.

Biography

k-Rhead, Robert George. Attended the University of Valparaiso in Indiana for 4 years and Dodges Institute of Radio, studying engineering for 1.5 years; Radio Engineer, Telegraphist, Telephonist, and Seaman; CP 1936; Received Passport# 364426 on January 20, 1937 which listed his address as 245 West 69th Street, NYC; 34 years old; Sailed February 6, 1937 aboard the Paris; Served with the Artillery, 11th Regt., 2nd Group, 14th Battery (John Brown Battery), 155mm Guns; d. September 25, 1937, hospital at Almansa of heart failure complicated by pneumonia.
Sources: Scope of Soviet Activity; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 969, ll. 2a (letter by Harold George Forsha to Political Commisar 14th Battery regarding medical treatment for himself and Rhead); Opis 6, Delo 971, ll. 1-12;.USSDA 2:0863, 59:0168; See also Timpson memoir.