Ivan Berenic

Ivan Berenic
Alternate name(s): 
John Beronich
Baranic
Beranic
Beronic
Date of Birth: 
1908
Ethnicity/Nationality: 
Croatian
Profession: 
miner
Hometown(s): 
Vancouver, British Columbia; Lovinac-Gracac, Croatia
Date of Immigration to Canada: 
1928
Political affiliation: 
Communist Party of Canada
Approximate date arrived in Spain: 
1937-05-19 sailed
1937-06-08 arrived
Unit: 
Abraham Lincoln Battalion; Petko Miletic: Anti-tank battery
Final status: 
KIA July or August 1937 at Villa de Castillio
Other: 
The photo is labelled "John Beronich," and has been matched with this record because it is likely an anglicization of Ivan Berenic.
Sources: 
List of Canadian Casualties in Spain MG30 E173 Vol.1 File 13; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 47, ll. 20, Letter from Helge Meyer to Kerr, July 27, 1937 listing Canadians in the Palafox BN and the 6th Anti-Tank Battery; Kraljic; Liversedge; Petrou
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