Volunteer of the Week: Thomas Danek

Thomas Danek was a Ukrainian Canadian volunteer. He was an electrician and a member of the Communist Party of Canada. Danek served the Republican effort as a telephonist with the Washington battalion, and fought at Jarama, Brunete, and Aragon with the Mackenzie Papineau Battalion. After the war, he served with the Canadian Army during the World War II, was taken prisoner at Dieppe, and imprisoned for at least two years. In 1951, Danek was shot and killed by police while attempting an armed robbery. 

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