Posted By:mike arnott
Subject:Alexander Kenneth Stalker, Dundee
Post Date:April 06, 2005 at 07:06:44
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Died Feb 12th 1937 in the Battle of Jarama in the Spanish Civil War. Was born in Dundee, son of Professor A.M.Stalker. Attended Dundee High School. Age 40 on enlisting in the International Brigades in December 1936. He was an Engineer and Draughtsman who attended University College, London from where he went to Spain. He lived in the Balham/Putney area of London and is recorded as from London on the main British Brigade website. He was a member of the Associated Engineers & Shipbuilding Union. He served in the Army in the Great War and had worked in the Far East & India. Member of the CPGB. Went into action at Lopera in late December 1936 with the No 1 Company (Anglo /Irish) of the French XIV Brigade and later in January at Las Rozas. Returned to Albacete and joined up with the British Battalion of the XV Brigade. Went to Jarama on Feb 12th 1937 as Political Commissar. Took command of the No 3 Company when its Commander Bill Briskey was killed. Obituary in Dundee Courier; March 10th 1937. One of 3 Dundee brigaders honoured at a memorial meeting in the Foresters Hall on April 4th 1937, reported in the Dundee Courier the following day.