George Steer

Alternate name(s): 
Speer; Stear
Date of Birth: 
circa 1900
Marital status: 
married to Sarah Charlotte Smyth
Children: 
3
Ethnicity/Nationality: 
English
Profession: 
tailor
Hometown(s): 
Chatham, Ontario; Toronto, Ontario; Alberta; London, England
Date of immigration to Canada: 
Sunday, 9 August 1925
Political affiliation: 
Communist Party of Canada, 1933; He was expelled or refused membership renewal in Spain. He didn't care
Prior military experience: 
World War I, British Army in Russia, Canadian Army
Approximate date arrived in Spain: 
1937-05-14
Unit: 
Abraham Lincoln Battalion, Company 1, 2, and 5; Mackenzie Papineau Battalion; Sanidad
Final status: 
WIA twice on 6 July 1937 on the right arm and leg; WIA 21 September 1938 on the right wrist; Hospitalized; Survived; Returned to Canada 3 February 1939 on the Duchess of Richmond
Sources: 
RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 570, ll. 43-49; 59-60 (letter); RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 51, ll. 134