Edvardas Zdanauskas

Edvardas Zdanauskas
Alternate name(s): 
Edwardas
Edward
Zdones
Zdanis
Zdanska
Zdanonskas
Zdanaska
Doanaukas
Date of birth: 
Saturday, 2 January 1904
Marital status: 
single
Ethnicity/Nationality: 
Lithuanian
Profession: 
coal miner; fireman
Hometown(s): 
Lethbridge, Alberta; Edmonton, Alberta; Hillcrest, Alberta; Mundare, Alberta; Riga, Latvia
Date of immigration to Canada: 
Thursday, 21 June 1928
Education: 
public school, 1 year
Political affiliation: 
No party affiliation; Anti-Fascist
Affiliations to union and social groups: 
Canadian Labor Defence League; Ukrainian Labour Farmer Temple Association; Canadian Russian Friendship and Workers' Club
Prior military experience: 
Lithuanian Army, Railroad Battalion
Approximate date arrived in Spain: 
1937-06-17 sailed
Unit: 
Mackenzie Papineau Battalion, Company 3, Section 3; Captured, held at San Pedro de Cardena and Miranda de Ebro prison camps
Final status: 
POW at San Pedro de Cardena and Mirande de Ebro; Reported executed in November 1937; Released by March 30, 1943, with help of David Blickenstaff of the American Quaker Relief Organization; Left Spain on July 1, 1943 after being investigated by Spanish Red Cross; Reportedly married in England; Apparently, he was registered at the prison as Lithuanian and so was not released with the other Canadians; Died 8 August 1973
Sources: 
RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 512, ll. 101; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 576 (name only); Momryk; Petrou; Ancestry; American Jewish Joint Refugee Committee Card