O'Beirne, William John.


O'Beirne, William John (Steward, Jim; Preston, William Henry); Irish American; POW; Single; Laborer; CP 1936; Domicile 10 Hillside Avenue, Edgewater, New Jersey; O’Beirne was living in the US before departing for Spain, while not a citizen he had initiated naturalization paperwork; Sailed August 23, 1937 aboard the Washington; Arrived in Spain September 11, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln-Washington BN; Was captured and imprisoned in Burgos; State Department indicates that O’Beirne left the prison on January 24, 1939; Fate is uncertain.
Sources: Cadre; USSDA 2:0808, 58:0367.