I am searching for infornation on John Niilo
Makela, possibly born in Oulu on 10 October 1907. He emigrated to
Vancouer (Canada) where he worked as a woodcutter and a journalist.
In 1937 went to Spain and joined the Mackenzie-Papineau of the
International Brigades where he reached the grade of captain.
He died in battle for the defence of Caspe. His name appears writen in
the only monument built by the International Brigades which survived the
war. It was erected in August 1938.
I need these data for a book on the abovementioned monument which I am
Thand you very much for your help.
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