Gandall, William.

Biography

Gandall, William (“Wild Bill”); Prior military service as a Marine in Nicaraugua in 1926; Taxi Driver, CP 1934 and Spanish CP; Received Passport# 358978 on December 29, 1936 which listed his address as 335 East 13th Street, and 153 West 64th Street, both NYC; 30 years old; Sailed January 16, 1937 aboard the Paris; Arrived in Spain on January 28, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln BN; Hospital Unit as an ambulance Driver; Anti-Aircraft unit; Returned to BDE with Lincoln-Washington BN and later transferred to the British BN, Co. 2; Rank Soldado; Returned to the US on December 20, 1938 aboard the Ausonia; WWII US Army, stationed in England; d. March 1991, California.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Pay; RGASPI; ALBA PHOTO 248 Bill Gandall Photographs; Stephen Braun, "Life and Death of an Activist `Wild' Bill Gandall wanted his passing used to rally the faithful. It also offers an elegy for the dedicated political adventurers of a faded era." Los Angeles Time, April 13, 1991.