Demas, Triantafyllos.

Biography

k-Demas, Triantafyllos (ΔΗΜΑΣ, ΤΡΙΑΝΤΑΦΥΛΛΟΣ; Dimas, Treamandopholus; Treantafelos); Greek American; Prior military service 3 years in the Greek Army; Single; Driver and Cook; CP 1929; 35 years old; Sailed January 9, 1937 aboard the Lafayette; Arrived in Spain on January 23, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln-Washington Battalion, rank Sargento, sometimes replaced the commander of either the Spanish Company or in the 59th BN; Was nicknamed "Sigouro" (safe) was well liked and respected; Killed in action April 4 (5), 1938, Gandesa, during the Retreats.
Source: Cadre (record lined out); Americans, XV BDE, BN 58 Retreat, Greek I; D. Paleologopoulos Greek Antifascist Volunteers in the Spanish Civil War (1936-39), Athens 1986; Steve Tsermegas and L. Tsirmirakes, No Pasaran. Greek Antifascist Volunteers in Spain, Athens 1987.