Stuart, Yale B..

Biography

Stuart, Yale B. (Skolnick, Yale - real name); b. August 25, 1911, Russia, to the US at age 11; Russian American; Jewish; father Nathan Stuart, mother Gloria Lipson; Primary school education; No prior military service; Married; Clerk; CP October 1933, Section Commission, United Retail Clerks of America AFL & CIO; ; Received Passport# 369849 on January 5, 1937 which gave his address as 109 West 112th Street, and 112 109th Street both NYC; Sailed January 9, 1937 aboard the Lafayette; Arrived in Spain on January 20, 1937; Served with the XV Brigade, Lincoln Battalion Co. 1; Assigned job of handling FALB shipments arriving in Port Bou for two months; then to Murcia to organize intendencia; Instructor Training Base Tarazona October through November 1937; Albacete Auto Park from December through January; XV Brigade, Lincoln- Washington Battalion, Chief of Plana Mayor; Rank Sargento; Served at Jarama, Teruel, Aragon, and the Ebro Offensive; WIA March 10, 1938 and July 27, 1938; in hospital Labadelle 3 weeks, Barcelona Hospital #9 10 days, and Mataro No. 7 two and a half months; January 1938 memo noted liaison officer at front, worked in rear, in December 1937 was arrested by the Comandante of Auto Park for insubordination, jailed and sent to Villa Maruja, involved in a riot there and sentenced to an additional 30 days; Returned to the US on December 15, 1938 aboard the Paris, Married Beth Neumann (1915-1998) on February 5, 1943, in Wood, Ohio; d. June 12, 1978, Phoenix, Arizona, buried at Beth El Cemetery, Phoenix, Arizona.
Sibling: brother Jacob Stuart.
Sources: Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; Americans; Pay; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 849, ll. 7, Special List for Personnel Service, Demoralized Elements, January 16, 1938; Opis 6, Delo 996, ll. 30-43; L-W Tree Ancestry; Find-a-Grave @150991484.
Photographs: Yale B. Stuart, International Brigade Archive, Moscow: Select Images, Folder 185: 58th Battalion (Lincoln) in Operations for the Republican Army in Spain, 1937-38, Box 1, Folder 11; ALBA Photo 177; ALBA Photo number 177-185036. Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012, New York University Libraries; and RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 996.