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John Wilhelm Cookson


Fred Palmer, John Cookson, and Clarence Kailin


k-Cookson, John Wilhelm. Single; Teacher; CP; received passport# 361547 on January 14, 1937 which listed his address as 701 West Johnston Street, Madison, Wisconsin; Sailed January 23, 1937 aboard the Champlain; Served with the XV BDE, Transmissions, rank Alferez; Killed in action September 12, 1938, Sierra Caballs, Ebro Offensive.


Source: SACB, Cadre, Pay, USSDA 2:0466; Juan María Gómez Ortiz, “Homage to John Cookson,” The Volunteer, Volume 24, No. 3, September 2002, pp. 4, 22.

Photograph: Wisconsin volunteers (standing) Fred Palmer, John Cookson, and Clarence Kailin. Photograph Clarence Kailin, ALBA/VALB.


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Last Name Cookson
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