Esko Kauko Kumpulainen

Alternate name(s): 
Kumpulaainen; Kunpoulaxnen
Nickname: 
Emil
Date of birth: 
Tuesday, 3 July 1906
Marital status: 
single
Ethnicity/Nationality: 
Finnish
Profession: 
logger; seaman; laborer; relief camp worker
Hometown(s): 
Vancouver, British Columbia; Kuolajarvi, Finland
Date of immigration to Canada: 
Wednesday, 30 April 1930
Education: 
high school, 2 years
Political affiliation: 
Communist Party of Canada, 1935
Affiliations to union and social groups: 
Relief Project Workers' Union; Canadian Labor Defence League; Single Unemployed Persons' Association
Involvement in On-to-Ottawa Trek: 
Participated in the On-to-Ottawa Trek.
Prior military experience: 
Finnish Army, 16 months, infantry
Approximate date arrived in Spain: 
1937-07-23
Unit: 
Mackenzie Papineau Battalion, Company 4 (Machine Gun Company), Section 2; Served at Fuentes de Ebro, Teruel, Seguro de los Banos, The Retreats, Ebro Offensive
Final status: 

WIA 14 March 1938; Hospitalized; Survived; Returned to Canada 3 February 1939 on the Duchess of Richmond; d.19 March 1971

Sources: 

RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 556, ll. 123; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 1028, ll. 53-56; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 3, Delo 510. ll. 71; Momryk; Petrou; Our Boys in Spain; Hoff