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Harry Anderson

Herman Anderson
Alternate name(s): 
Herman; Wade; Orton; Norman
Date of birth: 
Thursday, 7 August 1902
Ethnicity/Nationality: 
Canadian; Swedish
Profession: 
steelworker; lumberjack
Hometown(s): 
Capelton, Quebec; Winnipeg, Manitoba
Education: 
elementary school
Political affiliation: 
Communist Party of Canada, 1930
Affiliations to union and social groups: 
Workers' Unity League; Workers' International Relief; Involved in strikes and hunger marches
Approximate date arrived in Spain: 
1937-10-21
Unit: 
Trained with the 3rd Recruit Company at Tarazona; Served with 4th Group of Artillery 35th Battery, December 29, 1937 to May 25, 1938; 129th Brigade Anti-Tank/Anti-Aircraft June to August 1938; Battery Commissar; Served at Teruel and Levante; in hospital in Spain
Final status: 
Hospitalized; Survived; Returned to Canada February 11, 1939 on the Duchess of Bedford; Interned during World War II
Sources: 
Figueres List; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 541; Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 537 (CP 37); Momryk; Petrou; Ancestry.