Leonard Crome
Person - Crome, Len

Crome, Leonard (1909-2001)

Identification

Type:

Person

Preferred form:

Crome, Leonard (1909-2001)Alternative forms (other languages)

Dates of existence/Biographical dates:

1909 - 2001

History:

He was an English doctor originally from Latvia that was part of the Russian Empire. He moved to the U.K. when he was very young and became a naturalized citizen. He studied Medicine in Edinburgh and he worked as a doctor in Blackburn. He joined the Scottish Ambulance Unit (SAU), ruled by Dr. Fernanda Jacobsen, and he went to Spain in order to help the Second Republic in the War against the Rebel section. There is evidence of his membership to the register of photographers of the Defense Committee of Madrid during the Spanish Civil War. In his file, dated May 4th 1937, it is documented that he lived in Madrid, he worked for the SAU and he lived in Calle Zurbarán, 2. When the Scottish Ambulance Unit started to be used to rescue members of the Rebel faction in the Republican area, Crome decided to leave the Unit together with other members such as Morris Linden and Roderick MacFarquhar. Afterwards, he joined the International Brigades and he became Chief Medical Officer of the British Battalion. When he came back home, he joined the Communist Party and he was one of its members until his death. He would be decorated during World War II.

World War, 1939-1945

Date of the event: 1939 - 1945

 
Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939

Date of the event: 1936 - 1939

 

Places

Domicile:

Madrid (España)

Related Authorities

Brigadas Internacionales  ( He/She is a member of )

Associative relations :

Jacobsen, Fernanda  ( He/She/It collaborated with )

Linden, Morris (1916-1972)  ( He/She/It collaborated with )

Scottish Ambulance Unit  ( He/She works for )

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