Collentine, Robert James.

Biography

k-Collentine, Robert James b. October 17, 1909, Argyle, La Fayette County, Wisconsin; father James J. Collentine (1873- 1933), mother Catherine “Kate” Mullen; Attended the University of Wisconsin for 2 years; Prior military service including ROTC 4 years and 6 years with the Wisconsin National Guard; Single; Journalist; CP 1934, branch organizer; Received Passport# 416023 on May 18, 1937 which listed his address as 1023 West Michigan Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Sailed June 2, 1937 aboard the Aquitania; Arrived in Spain via Setcases on June 19, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Mackenzie-Papineau Battalion, Co. 3; Killed October 15, 1937, Fuentes de Ebro. Siblings: sisters Cecelia Collentine (1896-1983), Ada Marie Collentine (1900-1962), brothers Howard H. Collentine (1898-1967), Walter J. Collentine (1902-1930), George Collentine (1904-1908).
Source: Scope of Soviet Activity; Americans and Canadians Killed in Spain Complete list to November 15, 1937; Figueres List; Mac-Paps. RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 545, ll. 38 (fiche). Code A
Photographs: Passport Photograph, and below same photograph used in clipping from the Journal Milwaukee, Wisconsin November 15, 1937.