Gerald Glow

Gerald Glow
Alternate name(s): 
Hawk
Nickname: 
Gerry
Date of birth: 
Sunday, 6 July 1913
Marital status: 
single
Ethnicity/Nationality: 
Jewish
Profession: 
musician; upholsterer
Hometown(s): 
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Education: 
university, 1 year; 12 years studying clarinet and sax
Political affiliation: 
Young Communist League, 1927; Communist Party of Canada, 1937
Affiliations to union and social groups: 
Involved in strikes and demonstrations; Musicians' Union (American Federation of Labour); Workers' Sport Association
Approximate date arrived in Spain: 
1937-10-23
Unit: 
Trained with the 2nd Battalion of Instruction, Canadian Company; Attended First Aid School in December 1937; Served with the 12th Brigade, 2nd Battalion (Garibaldi), Company 2 from 14 March 1938 to 24 April 1938; Transferred to the Mackenzie Papineau Battalion, Sanidad (Medical Unit); 15th Brigade, Sanidad from 7 July 1938; Served in The Retreats from Belchite to Gandesa and the Ebro Crossing to Corbera
Final status: 
WIA in the foot 29 August 1938 at Corbera, hospitalized for a month; Survived; Returned to Canada 3 February 1939; Possibly was in the veterans group that visited Spain in 1979; Died 23 February 1997 in Winnipeg, Manitoba
Other: 
Mentioned in exit interviews that he wanted to go to Moscow after the war, as he had an uncle and aunt there
Sources: 
Figueres List; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 549, ll. 71-79; Petrou, Ancestry, Findagrave; Hoff Second photo: ALBA PHOTO 011; 11-0185