"Bashert" by Conrad Singer  1912 - 2006         Story 

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Life Event

Chapter

 

 

 

 

 

14 Dec, 1912

Born Braila, Romania

Ch 1

Growing up

 

  Father: Joseph (Clarinetist), Mother Bellina,  4 brothers & 1 sister

1918, age 6

Family move to Boulevard Carol

 

 

1933, age 20

Romanian Army conscription

Ch 2

Conscription

1934, age 21

Discharged Romanian Army

 

 

1934

Bucharest, Trainee Carpet shop mgr

Ch 3

Moving on

1934

Bucharest, Salesman agricultural importer

 

 

1934 - 36

Return to Braila & joined crew of SS Verbormila as galley boy at sea.

Ch 4

Ch 5

Aboard the Verbormilia

At Sea Again

1937 - 39

Republican Militia, Spain

Ch 6

Spain

   age 25-27

Republican Army, Utrillas, Alcanny

Ch 7

A Committmment to Spain

 

Castillo de Cabra

Ch 8

An Involuntary Accident

1938

Belchiti (front line nr. Saragosa)

 

 

 

Casita dela Princesa (nr Fuentetodos)

 

 

1938

Discharge from Republican Army

    The Rivas family, Barcelona

Ch 9

Barcelona

 

International Brigade (volunteer)

Ch 10

The International Brigade

 

Albaceta, La Mancha, HQ of the I.Bgde

 

 

 

“Anna Poucher” Artillary Reg

 

 

 

Battle of Colando, Aragon

 

 

1938

Battle of Teruel

Ch 11

Teruel

1939, Spring

“Tosinos” (little pigs)

 

 

 

Almansa

 

 

 

Train attack

 

 

 

Battle of Ebro & Retreat

Ch 12

Ebro & Retreat

 

Camp Reus (nr River Ebro)

 

 

1939, Autumn

Retreat from Barcelona to San Pescador

 

 

1939 – June ‘40

Internment, Camp de Gurs, Pyranees

 

 

1940 - 43

French Foreign Legion – volunteer

Ch 13

In the footsteps of Beau Geste

  1940

Training at Sidi Bel Abas, Algeria

 

 

  1940-41

Service, Fez, Morocco, 3rd Regiment

 

 

  1941- Jan 43

Internment, Bugweg Ba, Sahara

 

 

Jan ‘43

Released by British in Nth Africa

 

 

Feb ‘43

By Convoy to Glasgow, Internment London

 

 

Pioneer Corps, British Army (volunteer)

Ch 14

The British Army

1943

Artillery training

 

 

1944

Signals training,Leeds & Newcastle UT

 

 

 

Stayed with Jewish family

 

 

1944

Anti-tank training

 

 

1946/7

Demobbed & courting

Ch 15

On the Path to Riches

26 May, 1946

Married Lilly Marks, Newcastle-u-Tyne

 

 

circa 1972 Divorced
Oct 2006 Passed away, Memorial Stone setting was Sunday 5th August 2007

 

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