Sam Kalle Huhtala

Alternate name(s): 
Sam Sulo; Carl; Huetala
Date of birth: 
Sunday, 15 January 1911
Ethnicity/Nationality: 
Finnish
Profession: 
journalist for Vapaus, a Finnish-Canadian Communist newspaper
Hometown(s): 
Montreal, Quebec; Kirkland Lake, Ontario; Sudbury, Ontario
Date of Immigration to Canada: 
1922
Education: 
grade 8
Political affiliation: 
Communist Party of Canada; Was expelled or suspended from the Communist Party of Spain or Communist Party of Canada while in Spain
Approximate date arrived in Spain: 
1937-12-11 sailed; 1937-12-25 arrived
Unit: 
Trained with the Instruction Battalion; Mackenzie Papineau Battalion, Machine gun company; Served Aragon, Catalonia and the Ebro
Final status: 

MIA April 1938; WIA 27 July 1938, "shell shocked" by an aerial bomb; Survived; Returned to Canada 3 February 1939 on the Duchess of Richmond; Mackenzie Papineau Veterans Association; Died 11 January 1988 in Nanaimo, British Columbia

Disciplinary record in Spain: 
Reported MIA April 1938; Accused of deserting; Expelled in Spain from the Communist Party of Canada or the Communist Party of Spain
Sources: 
Figueres List; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 552, ll. 80-84; NAC, M-P Collection, Dent, V. 3, F. 7, Subject Files, Huhtala, Sulo: Reminiscences of SCW, 1981- 1984; Momryk; Petrou; Ancestry; Findagrave; Our Boys in Spain; Hoff