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William John O'Beirne


O'Beirne, William John. (Steward, Jim; Preston, William Henry), Irish American, POW, Single; Laborer; CP 1936; Domicile 10 Hillside avenue, edgewater, New Jersey; O’Beirne was living in the US before departing for Spain, while not a citizen he had initiated naturalization paperwork;  Sailed August 23, 1937 aboard the Washington; Arrived in spain September 11, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln-Washington BN; Was captured and imprisoned in Burgos;  State Department indicates that O’Beirne left the prison on January 24, 1939. Fate is uncertain.


Source: Cadre, USSDA 2:0808, 58:0367.

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Last Name O'Beirne
First/Middle Name William John
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