Titus, William Bertram.

Biography

k-Titus, William Bertram. b. September 29, 1910, Grand Rapids, Michigan; (alt may have been born in Canada, to the US in 1913); Graduated from Union High School in Grand Rapid in 1931; Teacher; CP 1936; Received Passport# 444698 on June 16, 1937 which listed his address as 34 West 47th Street, NYC; Sailed June 23, 1937 aboard the Queen Mary; Arrived in Spain via Massanet on July 6, 1937; Trained with the 2nd Battalion of Instruction; OTS, Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln-Washington BN, Co. 3, Commander; Rank Teniente; Served at Brunete, Quinto, Belchite, Fuentes de Ebro, Teruel, and Segura de los Baños; KIA February 14, 1938, Segura de los Baños.
Sources: Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre (lined out); Figueres List; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6 Delo 572, ll. 44 (Fiche); Opis 6, Delo 1002, ll. 55; USSDA 2:0986, 61:0056; biographical sketch by Saul Friedberg; Momryk; Petrou; L-W Tree Ancestry. Code A
Photograph: Bill Titus, Photograph from The Volunteer, September 2005 (originally from a Memorial pamphlet).