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James Thomas Ray

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Ray, James Thomas. (Ray, Thomas James), b. May 11, 1905 (1907), Greeley, Colorado, University of California 3 yrs. and 1 yr. medical school, US Navy 3 yrs. Medic, male nurse and 2 yrs. National Guard, Divorced, Single; Clerk, Student, and Male Nurse, CP 1936, received passport# 27520 San Francisco series on May 5, 1937 which lists his address as 1515 Arch Street, Berkeley, California, Sailed May 26, 1937 aboard the Vollendam, Arrested on June 20, 1937 when the vessel he was travelling to Spain on, the Joven Teresa, was intercepted by the French aviso Granit near Port-Vendres; Arrived in Spain on June 26, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Mackenzie-Papineau BN, later 35th Division, Service Sanidad, last unit Lincoln-Washington BN, Co. 1, rank Soldado; Ebro Offensive; Returned to the US on October 25, 1938 aboard the Ile de France, d. September 18, 1963.

 

Sources: Sail, SACB, Cadre, Mac-Pap, Pay, RA (under Ray, Thomas J.), Joven Teresa list from a letter from Jean Massé to Jim Carmody. November 30, 1988; Ancestry.

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Additional Notes Among a group of 22 volunteers arrested aboard the Spanish vessel Joven Teresa on June 20, 1937 when it was intercepted by the French aviso Granit near Port-Vendres