Arthur Ashplant

Date of birth: 
Friday, 11 June 1897
Ethnicity/Nationality: 
English
Profession: 
labourer
Hometown(s): 
Calgary, Alberta; Crediton, Devon, England
Date of immigration to Canada: 
Saturday, 4 August 1928
Prior military experience: 
World War I, served with the 4th Wessex Brigade, Royal Field Artillery 152nd Battalion as a driver
Approximate date arrived in Spain: 
1937-04-24
Unit: 
Trained with 2nd BN of Instruction, Co. 3 at Tarazona; Served in the John Brown Battery, 14 Battery, 2nd Group, Artillery, Gunner; Served on Extramadura and Toledo Fronts
Final status: 

Survived; Returned to Canada February 11, 1939, on the Duchess of Bedford; Died January 1982 in Calgary, AB.

Disciplinary record in Spain: 
Served a 30-day confinement in June 1938 for insubordination to the Political Commissar, which he felt was unjustified.
Sources: 
RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 541; Momryk; Petrou; Ancestry.