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Robert Coughlin Colver


Colver, Robert

k-Colver, Robert Coughlin. (Hitchcock, Douglas); b. August 7, 1912, NYC; Graduated from the City College of New York with a BA, then attended Georgetown Law for 1 year; Prior military service in the National Guard, Coastal Artillery 6 months; Single; Clerk and Fingerprint expert; CP March 1935 (1934); received passport# 411617 on May 13, 1937 which listed his address as 308 West 78th Street, NYC (236 W. 70th Street, NYC); Sailed May 26, 1937 aboard the Vollendam; Arrived in Spain on June 1, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Mackenzie-Papineau Battalion, WIA at Fuentes, OTS graduated January 1938, BN secretary; Killed in action April 1, 1938, Gandesa, during the Retreats.

Source: SACB, Cadre (under Hitchcock), USSDA 2:0460.

Photograph: Douglas Hitchcock, MacKenzie-Papineau Secretary, September 1937. The 15th International Brigade Photographic Unit Photograph Collection; ALBA Photo 11; ALBA Photo number 11-0637. Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012, New York University Libraries.


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Last Name Colver
First/Middle Name Robert Coughlin
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Additional Notes mac-paps worked for US Social Security Administration, Believed captured and executed.