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Samuel Anderson

Samuel Anderson
Alternate name(s): 
Joseph
Nickname: 
Sami
Date of birth: 
Sunday, 6 March 1904
Ethnicity/Nationality: 
Irish
Profession: 
painter; seaman
Hometown(s): 
Vancouver, British Columbia; Banbridge, Ireland
Date of immigration to Canada: 
Sunday, 16 October 1927
Education: 
public school
Political affiliation: 
Communist Party of Canada, 1937
Affiliations to union and social groups: 
Relief Project Workers' Union; Involved in the Regina Riot in July 1935 that led to the On to Ottawa Trek
Involvement in On-to-Ottawa Trek: 
Participated in the On-to-Ottawa Trek, including the Regina Riot.
Approximate date arrived in Spain: 
1937-10-03
Unit: 
Served with the Mackenzie- Papineau Battalion; Served at Fuentes de Ebro; Was accused of desertion March 25, 1938 during the Retreats arrested in Barcelona; Reported missing September 7, 1938; Received a medal at Ripoll November 3, 1938
Final status: 
MIA 07 September 1938 at Corbera; Survived; Awarded a medal at Ripolli 3 November 1938; Left Spain December 19, 1938 to England and returned to Canada April 7, 1939 on the Duchess of Bedford; died November 25, 1974, Vancouver.
Disciplinary record in Spain: 
Accused of deserting 25 March 1938
Sources: 
Figueres List; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 541 (Fiche indicates Deserted); McLoughlin; Momryk; Petrou; Beeching; Ancestry. 545 2 127; 545 6 536; R