Page, Thomas.

Biography

Page, Thomas. (“Big Tommy”); b. September 29, 1900 (1910), NYC; African American; father Ray Page, mother Elizabeth Page; High School education; No prior military service; Single; Model; CP 1934; Received Passport# 368136 on February 18, 1937 which listed his address as 14 Randall Court, Rockville Center, Long Island, New York; Sailed March 10, 1937 aboard the Washington; Arrived in Spain on April 8, 1937; Served with the 86th BDE, 20th BN, MG Co., Cordoba Front, was one of the last Americans with the 86th BDE; transferred to XV BDE, Auto Park; Later Lincoln- Washington BN, Co. 3; Rank Soldado; Returned to the US on December 20, 1938 aboard the Ausonia; WWII US Army, 376th Engineering BDE, Co. C, North Africa and ETO; d. April 1985, NYC.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; Pay; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 959, ll. 28-34; Good Fight; African Americans. Code A Box 2, Folder 23, 177_197042 [List of Names] Moscow Fond 545, Opis 5, Delo 197, ll. 42, Oct. 1938.
Photograph: Thomas Page, Lincoln-Washington, July 1938. The 15th International Brigade Photographic Unit Photograph Collection; ALBA Photo 11; ALBA Photo number 11-0231. Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012, New York University Libraries.