Bert Levy

Alternate name(s): 
Isaac Meyer
Nickname: 
Yank
Date of birth: 
Monday, 10 May 1897
Marital status: 
married Mary Prezenter
Ethnicity/Nationality: 
Jewish
Profession: 
chauffeur
Hometown(s): 
Hamilton, Ontario; Windsor, Ontario
Political affiliation: 
Communist Party of Canada, 1932
Prior military experience: 
British Army during World War I, fought in Palestine and Middle East, Latin America, Royal Fusileers; Private Egyptian Expeditionary Force
Approximate date arrived in Spain: 
1937-01-01
Unit: 
British Battalion; Machine Gun Company: Skaklatvala Company
Final status: 

POW 13 February 1937, captured at Jamara; Released in June 1937; Fought in World War II with the US Army and/or the Canadian army, Canadian army instructor 1943; d. 1965

Sources: 
NAC, M-P Collection, Cecil-Smith, V. 1, F. 16, Memoirs and Accounts of Service in Spain, Levy, Bert, 13 pages, no date; NAC, M-P Collection, Dent, V. 3, F. 24, Subject Files, Levy, Bert: Biographical information, press clippings, and correspondence, 1942, 1965, & 1981; Momryk; Petrou; Ancestry. Published book Guerrilla Warfare