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Daniel Beke

Daniel Beke
Alternate name(s): 
Becki
Becke
Dezor
Dezso
Dezo
Date of birth: 
Monday, 17 March 1913
Ethnicity/Nationality: 
Hungarian
Profession: 
driver; farmer; coal miner
Hometown(s): 
Lethbridge, Alberta; Jablones, Czechoslovakia
Date of immigration to Canada: 
Saturday, 6 July 1929
Political affiliation: 
Communist Party of Canada, 1936, Committee for Industrial Organization; Communist Party of Czechoslovakia
Approximate date arrived in Spain: 
1937-09-06 arrived
Unit: 
Mackenzie Papineau Battalion, Machine Gun Company; Sergeant; Served at Teruel, Quinto, Aragon, and Ebro Offensive
Final status: 

Reported incorrectly MIA or POW March 1938 but was in hospital in Oruhella for 17 days; Survived; Returned to Canada 3 February 1939; Involved with the MacPap Veterans Association (West); Served in World war II (1942); Returned to Hungary; Served as Hungarian Ambassador to Finland in the 1970s

Sources: 
RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 542 ll. 71-75; Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 339 ll. 22-26; Momryk; Petrou; Ancestry