Graver, William.

Biography

Graver, William (Grawer); b. May 21, 1898, NYC; POW; father Isaac Graver (1868- ?), mother Ada Graver (1875-?); Clerk; Received Passport# 468223 on August 4, 1937 which listed his address as 1297 Hoe Avenue, NYC; Sailed August 11, 1937 aboard the Queen Mary; Arrived in Spain via Espolla on August 21, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln-Washington BN; Rank Sargento; Reported MIA Retreats, Batea; Captured April 1938, Gandesa, the Retreats; Exchanged April 22, 1939; Returned to the US on May 6, 1939 aboard the President Harding; d. June 1988, Brooklyn, New York.
Siblings: brothers David Graver (1893-?), Edward Graver (1902-?), Jessie Graver (1904-?), Louis Graver (1910-?), sister Mamie Graver (1897-?).
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; BN 58 Retreats; Figueres List; POW. Code A
Photograph: William Graver, Seaman’s Certificate of Identity, 1920.