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Volunteer of the Week: Thomas "Pop" Cochrane

Our volunteer of the week is Thomas “Pop” Cochrane, of Windsor, Ontario, and Belfast, Ireland. Cochrane was the oldest Canadian volunteer, born 12 October, 1885. He was married and was the father of 6 children.

Cochrane worked as an auto worker and electrician in Windsor. He was a member of the Communist Party of Canada, an organizer with the National Unemployed Association, and a member of the Canadian Labour Defence League.

In Spain from 28 May, 1937 he served as a mail censor and with the Lincolns, and was once lost behind enemy lines for 3 days. He was wounded in action, and returned to Canada 6 September, 1938.

See record.