Petar Zapkar

Alternate name(s): 
Zabkar
Zepkar
Jack Peterson
Peter
Zak
Date of Birth: 
1897
Ethnicity/Nationality: 
Croatian
Profession: 
miner
Hometown(s): 
Hamilton, Ontario; Port Arthur, Ontario; Marino Selo, Slovania
Date of Immigration to Canada: 
1924
Political affiliation: 
Communist Party of Canada, editor of Borba from 1932-33
Approximate date arrived in Spain: 
1936-10-00 via Soviet Union
Unit: 
Dimitrov Battalion
Final status: 
KIA 20 November 1938 at Casa del Campo or Jarama; Had been deported from Canada and went to Spain from USSR
Other: 
Was arrested in 1933 and deported from Canada 29 December 1934
Sources: 
List of Canadian Casualties in Spain MG30 E173 Vol.1 File 13 (Jarama); Kraljic; Hoar says KIA Jarama, not correct; Momryk; Petrou (Appendix C Volunteers who emigrated from North American prior to the outbreak of the SCW)