Mortimer Kosowatski

Alternate name(s): 
Jack Steele; Matthew; Kowalski; Kozowatsky
Nickname: 
Thomas
Date of Birth: 
circa 1906
Ethnicity/Nationality: 
Jewish
Profession: 
metal worker; farm worker
Hometown(s): 
Montreal, Quebec; Toronto, Ontario
Political affiliation: 
Communist Party of Canada, 1933
Affiliations to union and social groups: 
Involved in unions
Prior military experience: 
cadets
Approximate date arrived in Spain: 
1937-02-09 arrived; returned 1938-06-00
Unit: 
Abraham Lincoln Battalion; Mackenzie Papineau Battalion; Officers' Training School
Final status: 
KIA July 1938 in an air attack after crossing the Ebro; Note that a Finnish-American used the alias Jack Steele as well
Other: 
After arriving in Spain on 9 February 1937, Kosowatski returned to Canada in October to serve as the Director of Rehabilitation for returning veterans. He returned to Spain in June 1938 and died in July.
Sources: 
Figueres List; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 570; ll. 40-42 (includes a letter from Steele to Abe Lewis); RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 556, ll. 83 (under Kozowatsky, ver ar gen can); Liversedge; Momryk; Petrou.