Coming soon for Del and Stan: many happy returns

Post date: 08/12/2015

The IBMT will be sending birthday cards and best wishes this month to the two last known members of the XV International Brigade: Delmer Berg, who will be 100 on 20 December, and Stan Hilton, who celebrates his 98th birthday on New Year’s Eve.

Delmer (above left, on the cover of a local magazine), a veteran of the Abraham Lincoln Battalion, lives in Columbus, California. Born into a family of poor farm workers, he was working as a hotel dish-washer in Los Angeles when he volunteered to go to Spain. He has spent a lifetime of political and trade union activism ever since.


Stan Hilton (above right), a former merchant seaman from Newhaven, Sussex, jumped ship to join the British Battalion. He emigrated to Australia in the 1960s with his family, and now lives in a nursing home near Melbourne.

Greetings cards can be sent to Berg. His address is:

Del Berg
PO Box 93
CA 95310-0093

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