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William Allen Van der Roest


k-Van der Roest, William Allen. received passport# 380273 on March 29, 1937 which listed his address as 228 West 111th Street, NYC, 24 years old; Sailed March 31, 1937 aboard the Aquitania; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln BN, Company Secretary, Brunete; Killed in action on July 7, 1937, Brunete.


Source: SACB, RA, USSDA (under Vander Roest, William A.) 2:1001, 61:0222; [Finnish book recounts his death] K. E. Heikkinen, ed., Meidän Poikamme Espanjassa (Our Boys in Spain), Finnish Workers Federation, USA, Inc., 1939. translated by Matti A. Mattson.

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Last Name Van der Roest
First/Middle Name William Allen
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Additional Notes Finn book Carl Syvannen reports "Van, a gaping wound in his head. He only lived for only a minute." in an air attack.