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FIFE, SPANISH CIVIL WAR

 
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john burnett



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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2007 6:14 pm    Post subject: FIFE, SPANISH CIVIL WAR Reply with quote

UKNIWM - not on
GRID NT273918. Situated on Forth Avenue on embankment which backs on to railway car park.
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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2007 6:16 pm    Post subject: Kirkcaldy Spanish Civil War (bottom) Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2007 6:20 pm    Post subject: Kirkcaldy Spanish Civil War (Top with names) Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 8:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a photo of a memorial in Edinburgh with the same plaque which has already been posted.

It doesn't have the very unusual addition at the top which must have been added at a later date.



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john burnett



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 9:23 am    Post subject: Fife Reply with quote

Thanks to Mrs Aase Goldsmith for the following which show the changes to the memorial. As she points out it is a pity it is on the flight path on the local bird population.
Another couple of points to note are
- the "knight" figure represents the Thane of Fife
- the wording above the figure, which I never noticed the first time and seen better in previous photos, reads " Freedom helps the world unite".


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What is the story behind the additions ?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a shame the new plaque doesn't mention which town these Fife volunteers came from.

I take it this is a list of all those who went to Spain and not those who died.

I see the last name on the new plaque is a woman, Sister Wilson.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 8:18 am    Post subject: Fife Reply with quote

Thanks to Dougie Kinnear and to the Fife Federation of Trades Councils for the information. The link is to Dougie's website which has a host of information on the memorial and the names on it. It answers many of the questions posed here e.g. as Dougie says"I was not involved in the production of the new plaque and am unsure why the place names for those named have not been included although I would imagine available space on the memorial was the main reason, and possibly cost."
You may also be interested to know that due to the recent addition of the new plaque to the memorial, it is to be rededicated in a ceremony
being held on Saturday the 4th of April at 10am.

Here is link to Dougie's well researched website
http://www.dougiekinnear.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/scw.htm
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2009 5:16 pm    Post subject: spanish Reply with quote

Thanks to Mrs Aase Goldsmith for the newspaper cutting.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 9:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's not clear who served and who died. From:

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


Crombie, Fraser, Kirkcaldy, 09-Jul-37, Brunete
Henderson, Richard, Kirkcaldy, Apr-38, Aragon
Hillock, Andrew, Kirkcaldy, Jul-37, Died in Britain from typhus contacted in Spain
Jackson, George, Cowdenbeath, 19-Aug-38, Sierra Pandols

Not listed on the memorial but listed on the website:

Donaldson, James, Fife, Jun-38, Barcelona
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