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Matthew Mateos Argirakis


Argirakis, Matthew Mateos. (ΑΡΓΥΡΑΚΗΣ, M.; Maisanes, Christ); b. October (November) 15, 1898, Kiros (Kios, Chios), Greece; Greek American; POW; Education through the 5th grade; Single; Steel mill worker; CP 1936; Domicile 2009 7th NE, Canton, Ohio; Sailed January 26, 1937 aboard the Chamberlain; Arrived in Spain on February 11, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln BN; Lincoln-Washington BN, rank Soldado, reported MIA Retreats, Captured near Gandesa, during the Retreats; Imprisoned Burgos; Exchanged April 22, 1939; Arrived in the US as as stowaway aboard the Thalia on November 1, 1939, sailed from Antwerp, Belgium and arrived in Galveston, Texas,  he was held until March 10, 1940 before being cleared for entry;  d. December 31, 1989.

Source: Cadre, Americans, Lincoln, BN 58 Retreats, POW, Greek I, D. Paleologopoulos Greek Antifascist Volunteers in the Spanish Civil War (1936-39), Athens 1986; Steve Tsermegas and L. Tsirmirakes, No Pasaran. Greek Antifascist Volunteers in Spain, Athens 1987, Ancestry.


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Last Name Argirakis
First/Middle Name Matthew Mateos
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