Tatham, William John.

Biography

Tatham, William John. (John William); b. October 29 ̧1908, Walhalla, South Carolina; father J. F. Tatham; No prior military experience; High School education, Single; Seaman (NMU) and Miner; CP December 1935, ISU, NMU; Received Passport# 473206 on August 27, 1937 which listed his address as Rock Hills, South Carolina, and 1702 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland; Sailed September 1, 1937 aboard the Aquitania; Arrived in Spain via Massanet on September 14, 1937 over Pyrenees; Trained at Tarazona; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln-Washington BN, Co. 1; BDE MG Co.; 35th Division, MG BN; Rank Cabo promoted to Sargento; Served at Teruel, Segura de los Baños, Retreats (Caspe, Belchite, Gandesa) and the Ebro Offensive; Returned to the US on December 20, 1938 aboard the Ausonia; d. January 29, 1977, Rock Hill, South Carolina, buried in Forest Hills Cemetery, Rock Hill, South Carolina.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Figueres List; Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 571, ll. 6 (fiche); Opis 6, Delo 998, ll. 44-51; L-W Tree Ancestry; Find-a-Grave# 78444648. Code A
Photographs: William John Tatham in Spain, RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 998; and from his 1935 Application for Seaman’s Protection Certificate; L-W Tree Ancestry.