Spiller, Samuel.


Spiller, Samuel. (Greenly, Samuel), b. March 25, 1915, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Jewish; High School education; Single; Automobile Mechanic; YCL September 1936, Branch President; Received Passport# 378308 on March 24, 1937 which listed his address as 2804 West Lehigh (Leigh) Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (139 South 10th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania); Sailed April 13, 1937 aboard the Georgic; Arrived in Spain on May 1, 1937; Served with Ursine No. 1, May 1937-May 1938; XV Brigade, Lincoln-Washington Battalion, Co. 2 (July 1938); Last unit (September 1938) Lincoln-Washington Battalion, Co. 1; Rank Cabo; Served at Ebro Offensive, September 23, 1938; Returned to the US on December 31, 1938 aboard the President Harding; WWII US Marine Corps, Corporal; d. March 4, 1997, Levittown, Pennsylvania, buried in Beverly National Cemetery, Beverly, Burlington County, New Jersey.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; Pay; RGASPI; Find-a-Grave# 1212414.
Sam by A. C. B. [Alvah Cecil Bessie], The Volunteer for Liberty, V.2, No. 31, September 5, 1938; reprinted The Volunteer Blog, posted October 19, 2018.
Photograph: Samuel Spiller, August 1938. The 15th International Brigade Photographic Unit Photograph Collection; ALBA Photo 11; ALBA Photo number 11-0056. Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012, New York University Libraries.