Niilo Johannes W. Makela

Niilo Makela
Alternate name(s): 
Makella; Madela; Makila; Milo; Neilo; Nels
Date of Birth: 
circa 1917
Marital status: 
single
Ethnicity/Nationality: 
Finnish
Profession: 
miner; lumber worker; journalist
Hometown(s): 
Timmins, Ontario; Finland
Political affiliation: 
Communist Party of Canada, 1932
Approximate date arrived in Spain: 
1937-04-29 arrived
Unit: 
Mackenzie Papineau Battalion; Captain
Final status: 
KIA 16 March 1938 during Retreats near Caspe; Died in hospital from wounds
Other: 

An article by Makela, "Mackenzie-Papineau Battalion in Action," appears in The Book of the XV Brigadepages 291-94.

Sources: 
Second photo: ALBA PHOTO 011; 11-1281; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 558, ll. 27-28; Hoar p184; Liversedge; Momryk; Petrou; Ancestry; Our Boys in Spain