Person - Norton, Thomas Allen (1912-2003)

Norton, Thomas Allen (1912-2003)




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1912-06-25 - California (Estados Unidos)  2003-04-12


Thomas Allen Norton was born on July 25, 1912, in Portland, Oregon. He first attended the University of Oregon for 1 year then attended Reed College in Portland, Oregon, for an additional 3 years, but did not graduate before volunteering to fight fascism in Spain with the Abraham Lincoln Brigade. He was married and worked as librarian, and had no party affiliation.

He sailed on August 28, 1937, aboard the “Lafayette” and arrived in Spain on September 18, 1937. He served in the Company 3 of the Lincoln-Washington Battalion of the 15th International Brigade as Section Leader and Sergeant. He served at Fuentes de Ebro and Ebro Offensive. He returned to the US on December 15, 1938, aboard the “Paris”.

During the Second World War, he was a civilian and worked as shipyard worker at the Sausalito yards in California and as a warehouseman in San Francisco for 30 years. Thomas was an active member of the International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union (ILWU), serving as steward and delegate.

Norton died on April 12, 2003, in Muir Beach, California.

Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939

Date of the event: 1936 - 1939






Lugar de Residencia:

Estados Unidos

Lugar de Defunción:

California (Estados Unidos) in 2003-04-12


(Obituary) The Volunteer, Volume 26, No. 1, March 2004, p. 21; San Francisco Chronicle, April 18, 2003.

Martínez Reverte, Jorge (2014), Martínez Reverte, Jorge, Guerrilleros y traidores. De la guerra de España a la guerra fría. Madrid, Círculo de Lectores, 2014

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REED Magazine

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The volunteer


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