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Nathaniel Dickson


Dickson, Nathaniel. b. August 14, 1905, Okemah, Oklahoma; African American; High school education; Single; Post office clerk; YCL 1930 and CP 1932 Sect. Com.; received passport# 413175 on May 14, 1937 which listed his address as 4412 South Arkway, Chicago, Illinois; Sailed June 2, 1937 aboard the Aqutania; Arrived in Spain on June 22, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Mackenzie-Papineau BN, WIA October 13, 1937 Fuentes de Ebro, unable to return to front;  Assigned to Cultural Commission at American Base; Returned to the US on October 25, 1938 aboard the Ile de France; d. between 1989-1991.

Source: Sail, SACB, Cadre, Mac-Pap, Ancestry.



Nathaniel Dickson was born in 1906. Prior to volunteering to fight in Spain, he worked at a clerk in Chicago. Dickson joined the YCL in 1930 and the Communist party two years later. Dickson left for Europe aboard the Aquitania, on June 2, 1937. In Spain he was assigned to the Mackenzie-Papineau Battalion. Dickson was severely wounded at Fuentes del Ebro by a bullet that went through his arm and lung. After months of recuperation he was assigned to various jobs in the rear which included working as base librarian in Tarazona. Dickson was repatriated on 12 October 1938. Dickson died between 1989 and 1991. ~ Chris Brooks



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Last Name Dickson
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