Collado, Tomas.

Biography

Díaz Collado, Tomás (Callaco/Callado, Thomas; Crespo Galliano, Herman); b. Caney Oriente, Cuba, to the US 1924; Afro-Cuban; Father Tomas y Francisca; 4 years military school (Arteo y Oficios) in Havana, Cuba; December 1918 to March 28, 1924 in the Cuban Army, rank sub officer of Artillery; Married; Building and Road Construction; Club Julio Mella 1933, No party affiliation, joined CP in Spain January 1938; Domicile NYC; Sailed January 28, 1937 aboard the Aquitania; Arrived in Spain on February 7, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln BN; Co. 2, Section 3, Group 2; Rank Soldado; Served at Jarama and Brunete; WIA Brunete at Villanueva de la Canada; In Hospital at Vich; Lost leg; Returned to the US on September 19, 1938 aboard the DeGrasse.
Source: Lincoln; Americans; Voros-Jarama; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 3, Delo 453, ll. 14 List of Irish and Cuban Comrades, June 20, 1937; Opis 6, Delo 588, ll. 2, 72; Opis 6, Delo 594; ll. 2 (under Gollado); Instituto de Historia de Cuba, Registro General, Personalidades Cubanas, Fichas de Datos de Combatientes Cubanos de la Guerra Civil Espanola, RG 4.12/2005 (113) notes “deceased after the war;” African American; Alfonso Bello and Pérez Díaz; SIDBRINT; L-W Tree Ancestry.
Photograph: Thomas Callado, Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Photograph Collection; ALBA Photo 15; Series I Photographs 1930s-1990s, Box 1, Folder 42. Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012, New York University Libraries; and in Spain Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 588.