Ivor Anderson

Ivor Anderson
Alternate name(s): 
Ervin; James; Iver; Lassen
Nickname: 
Tiny
Date of birth: 
Tuesday, 1 October 1907
Ethnicity/Nationality: 
Danish
Profession: 
miner
Hometown(s): 
Vancouver, British Columbia; Boel, Denmark
Date of Immigration to Canada: 
1926
Education: 
One year of high school in Denmark
Political affiliation: 
Communist Party of Canada
Affiliations to union and social groups: 
Involved in trade unions
Approximate date arrived in Spain: 
Survived the sinking of the City of Barcelona; Arrived in Spain June 2, 1937
Unit: 
Mackenzie Papineau Battalion; cited for bravery during Fuentes de Ebro.
Final status: 
Cited for bravery at Fuentes; KIA August 18, 1938, Pandols, Ebro Offensive; committed suicide after loss of both legs in an artillery barrage.
Sources: 
Hoar; Liversedge; Momryk; Petrou; Hansen, S. Manøe. "An Emigrant Destiny." Trans. Birgit Langhammer. Canadian Ethnic Studies, Vol XIX, no. 1 (1987): published his letters to Denmark from Canada