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Dundee City, Spanish Civil War

 
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Adam Brown
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 1:38 pm    Post subject: Dundee City, Spanish Civil War Reply with quote

Unfortunately because of building work in Dundee it is not possible to get a current photograph of this memorial

In the mean time full details of the memorial and the men listed can be found here:

http://groups.msn.com/DundeeandtheSpanishCivilWar/homepage.msnw

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The McManus Galleries & Museum has now reopened after a major refurbishment and the memorial to Dundee's fallen of the Spanish Civil War is on the grassed area to the right of the stairway, near the statue of Robert Burns.

The lower plaque contains additions and corrections to the errors contained in the upper plaque.

The museum contains several interesting exhibits relating to the role of Dundee and its citizens in various conflicts, including the deployment of The Black Watch to Iraq and Afghanistan - well worth a visit


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 1:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Details of the men listed here:
http://www.roll-of-honour.com/Angus/DundeeSpanishCivilWar.html
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PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2010 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could we have a transcription of the lower plaque please. It is quite difficult to make out.
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PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2010 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lower plaque reads

And to the memory of Allan Craig who fell at Jarama February 1937. Corrections to main plaque: James McHugh (John McHugh) and John McEwan (McEwen). Original plque unveirled: 23rd Feb 1975. Rededicated 11th Oct 2008 to coincide with Dundee hosting the AGM of the International Brigade Memorial Trust.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just acquired a copy of the book 'Dundee and the Spanish Civil War' published by the Dundee Trades Union Council (a snip at 3 from the McManus Institute) and containing a wealth of information about those who left the city to fight Franco.

Snippet which caught my eye on browsing was that the Dave Samson named on the city's memorial was the nephew of WW1 VC winner George Samson of Carnoustie.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Details from

http://www.international-brigades.org.uk/british_volunteers/roll_of_honour.htm

Surname, First name Other name, Summary, Date of death, Where killed
Alexander, John, Dundee Jul-37, Brunete
Cockburn, James, London/Dundee 12-Jan-37, Las Rozas
Cox, Matthew, Dundee Mar-38, Caspe
Craig, Allan, Dundee 22-Feb-37, Jarama
Finnan, Andrew, Dundee Mar-38, Belchite
McCabe, Frank, Dundee Aug-37, Quinto
McEwan, John, Dundee 1937, Dundee
McGuire, William, Dundee 28-Feb-37, Jarama
McHugh, James, Dundee Mar-38, Gandesa
McLanders, John, Dundee Apr-37, Jarama
Mudie, John, Dundee Mar-38, Caspe
Murray, James, Dundee Mar-38, Caspe
Ness, John Bruce, Dundee Jul-38, Ebro
Samson, David, Dundee Jul-37, Brunete
Smith, Malcolm, Dundee 19-Aug-38, Hill 666, Sierra Pandols
Stalker, Alexander Kenneth, Dundee 12-Feb-37, Jarama
Tadden, William John, Dundee Feb-37, Jarama
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