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Charles Augustus Parker


Parker, Charles

Parker, Charles Augustus. b. February 16, 1916, Brooklyn, New York; African American; Single; Circus Gangler, Actor and Male nurse; CP June 1938; received passport# 577021 on August 16, 1938 which listed his address as 292 Lexington Avenue, NYC, and 1610 Dear Street, Brooklyn, New York; Served with the  XV BDE, Lincoln-Washington BN, rank Soldado; Ebro Offensive WIA; Returned to the US on December 15, 1938 aboard the Paris.

Source: SACB, Pay, RA.

Photograph: Detail from a group photograph of volunteers returning aboard the Paris December 15, 1938.



Charles Augustus Parker was born in New York on February 16, 1916. An actor by trade he worked in circuses as a gangler. Parker also had practical experience in the field of medicine, after working for two years in a children's shelter in New York. In 1938, he joined the Communist party. Parker arrived in Spain on August 27, 1938. After a brief period of training, Parker was assigned to the Lincoln-Washington Battalion. Parker was repatriated along with the rest of the Internationals and returned home aboard the Paris arriving in New York on December 15, 1938. ~ Chris Brooks

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Last Name Parker
First/Middle Name Charles Augustus
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