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Domingo Gamis y Cabrera

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Gamiz y Cabrera, Domingo. b. August 4, 1892, Havana, Cuba; African American; Elementary Education; Served in the Cuban Army, 4 years (1913-17), Coastal Artillery, Medic, rank Sergeant;   Single (Married in Spain?); Cook and Former baseball player; Club Julio Antonio Mella,  CP Cuba 1930 and Spanish CP; Domicile NYC; Sailed January 23, 1937 aboard the Champlain; Arrived in Spain February 2, 1937; Served with the Artillery, 11th Regiment, 2nd Group, 14th Battery (John Brown Battery), 155mm Guns, as a cook; in January 1939 he was in Villanueva de Castellon awaiting repatriation; May have served in the the XV BDE, Lincoln BN, Guiteras Section.

Sources: Cadre (under Ganiz); RA Fond 545, Opis 3, Delo 761, and Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 593; Si Podolin, "John Brown Love Story," The Volunteer.

 

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Domingo Gamis y Cabrera was a black Cuban baseball player living in the United States. On January 23, 1937, he boarded the Champlain in New York for the first leg of his trip to Spain. In Spain Gamis y Cabrera served as a cook with the Cuban "Guiteras" section attached to the Lincoln Battalion and later transferred to the John Brown Battery. In Spain he married a local woman. Gamis y Cabrera left Spain following the fall of the Republic and settled in his native Cuba where, a member of the Communist Party, he was reported to be still alive in 1983.~ Chris Brooks

 

 

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