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The following is a list of known veterans of the Spanish Civil War (17 July 1936 – 1 April 1939) who died from 2000-2005.

Veterans listed by death date–35 veterans

Name Rank/Regiment/Corps Nationality Born Died Notes
Marshall, David Ronald International Brigade  United Kingdom 27 March 1916 19 October 2005 (89) Worked as a Civil sergeant in 1934. Joined in September 1936. Wounded on November 12, 1936. Author. Lived in London.[1]
Witte, Helmut Legion Condor, Kriegsmarine  Germany 6 April 1915 3 October 2005 (90) Commander of U-159 for over a year. Recipient of the Knight's Cross. Lived in Duisburg.[2]
Sexton, Cyril International Brigade  Spain 1914 9 April 2005 (91) Joined up in January 1937. Woudned at Battle of Jarama in February 1937. Wounded during Battle of the Ebro in 1938.[3]
Blackman, Arthur International Brigade  United Kingdom 1915 2005 (90) Member of the Hammersmith and Fulham Communist Party. Volunteered in May 1937. Joined British battalion in June 1937.[4]
Sinclair-Loutit, Kenneth  Morocco 1913 31 October 2004 (91) Enrolled at University of Cambridge. Joined up on August 23, 1936. Leader of Medical Aid Unit during war. Member of World Health Organisation. Writer. Lived in Rabat.[5][6]
Matthews, Charles (Charlie) International Brigade  United Kingdom 1919 14 January 2005 (85) Member of Labour League of Youth. Captured on September 23, 1938. Repatriated in February 1939. Lived in Cornwall.[3][7]
Platts, Brian International Brigade  Czech Republic ? 2005 (?) Fought alongside with British Battalion. Lived in Canada.[4]
Zymalkowski, Felix Legion Condor, Kriegsmarine  Germany 13 August 1913 17 August 2004 (91) Joined Imperial Navy on April 8, 1934. Recipient of the Knight's Cross. Professor of pharmaceutical chemistry. Lived in Bonn.[8]
Neumann, Eduard Legion Condor, Luftwaffe  Germany 5 June 1911 9 August 2004 (93) Recipient of the German Cross in Gold. Member of the German Fighter Pilot's Association.
Paul, Paulin International Brigade  France 1911 March 2004 (92) Fought with 15th Division of 15th Battalion in Spain. Served in Free French Forces during World War II. Lived in Sydney.[4]
Hogeback, Hermann Legion Condor, Luftwaffe  Germany 25 August 1914 15 February 2004 (89) Joined on July 1, 1934 in 9th Company of Infantry Regiment 15. Joined Air Force in 1935. Recipient of the Knight's Cross with Oakleaves and Swords. Lived in Dötlingen.[9]
Herrick, William Abraham Lincoln Battalion  United States 10 January 1915 31 January 2004 (87) Wounded during Battle of Jarama on February 23, 1937. Court reporter from 1933-1969. Writer. Lived in Old Chatham.[10][11]
Taylor, John International Brigade  Czech Republic 25 October 1916 2004 (87) Joined up in 1936. Captured and sent to French POW camp after war. Critically wounded by grenade during World War II. Lived in Bedfordshire.[7]
Rossen, John Mackenzie-Papineau Battalion  United States 15 May 1910 30 July 2003 (93) Enrolled at University of Illinois. Activist. Served in Air Force during World War II. Lived in Berwyn.[12][13]
Downing, Eugene XV International Brigade  Ireland 1913 25 July 2003 (92) Enlisted in March 1938. Wounded during Battle of the Ebro. Wound resulted in below-the-knee amputation. Author. Lived in Dublin.[14][7]
Greening, Edwin British Battalion  United Kingdom 1911 9 July 2003 (92) Joined up in 1937. Served in the RAOC during World War II Lived in Aberdare.[14]
Coleman, Julius (Jud) International Brigade  United Kingdom 1916 July 2003 (87) Joined up in November 1936. Wounded in chest during Battle of Brunete. Writer.[15][16]
Subirats, Evelio Aneiros Lincoln Battalion  Cuba 14 November 1916 July 2003 (86) Imprisoned in San Pedro de Cardenes concentration camp.[17]
Saxton, Reg International Brigade  United Kingdom 1911 27 March 2003 (92) Joined up in 1936. Stayed in Burma with the Blood Transfusion Service during World War II. Lived in England.[18]
Brannen, Jim British Battalion  United Kingdom 1912 2003 (91) Wounded during Battle of the Ebro in 1938. Served with Fleet Air Arm during World War II. Lived in Attleborough.[19]
Girling, Frank Knowles International Brigade  United Kingdom 1917 2003 (86) Graduated from Oxford and Cambridge. Socialist and campaigner. Lived in Edinburgh.[18]
Shaw, Jack Louis International Brigade  United Kingdom 1917 2003 (86) Volunteered in April 1937. Arrested at Battle of Cable Street and imprisoned for three months. Runner for Major Jock Cunningham. Served with Indian Army during World War II.[19][20][21]
Goldman, Benny International Brigade  United Kingdom 1915 2003 Volunteered in 1936. Wounded in first weeks of fighting.[19][22]
Hannah, Sam International Brigade  United Kingdom 1919 31 July 2002 (82) Joined the SS Aitkenside in Scotland. Runner with Canadian volunteers. Lived in Falkirk.[23]
Francos, Teo International Brigade  France 1920 fl. 17 July 2002 (82) Bullet lodged in chest 70 years ago to today. Attended opening of mass grave in 2002.[24]
Garber, Joseph (Joe) International Brigade  United Kingdom 1911 2 May 2002 (91) Wounded in groin during Battle of Jarama and during Battle of Brunete while defending Madrid. Served in the British army during World War II.[25][26]
Clarke, Fred International Brigade  United Kingdom 12 May 1915 17 November 2001 (86) Volunteered in March 1937. Wounded during Battle of Brunete. Discharged in December 1937. Writer. Lived in Madrid, Spain.[27]
Clarke, Thomas (Tom) International Brigade  United Kingdom ? 27 September 2001 (?) Member of the Scottish Ambulance Unit. Labourer. Lived in Dundee.[28]
Dammeier, Heinrich Legion Condor, Kriegsmarine  Germany 9 February 1914 16 May 2001 (87) Joined up in July 1933. Recipient of the Knight's Cross. Lived in Beckedorf.[29]
Crome, Leonard (Len) International Brigade  United Kingdom 14 April 1909 5 May 2001 (92) Cheif medical officer in 35th Division of Republican army. Discharged in September 1938. Served in Royal Army Medical Corps in North Africa with British army during World War II. Writer. Lived in Trent.[30]
Penn, Marvin Mackenzie-Papineau Battalion  Canada 1914 3 April 2001 (87) Last Canadian veteran. Joined up in 1936. Wounded during a battle. Honorary citizen of Spain in 1996. Lived in Winnipeg.[31]
Rogers, Lancelot David (Lance) International Brigade  United Kingdom 29 October 1916 6 March 2001 (84) Joined up in 1936. Member of Breconshire County Council in 1946. Miners' agent and political activist. Lived in Merthyr Tydfil.[32]
Levitas, Maurice (Morry) International Brigade  Ireland 1 February 1917 14 February 2001 (84) Joined the Connolly Column in 1937. POW from 1938 to February 1939. Fought in India and Burma with the Royal Army Medical Corps during World War II. Teacher. Lived in London.[33]
Goodman, David (Dave) International Brigade  United Kingdom 29 February 1915 3 January 2001 (85) Joined Young Communist League in 1930. Joined up in January 1938. Wounded during a battle. Captured in spring 1938 San Pedro de Cardena concentration camp. Political activist.[34][35]
Alexander, William (Bill) International Brigade  United Kingdom 13 June 1910 11 July 2000 (90) Commander of the British Battalion. Wounded during the advance from Segura de los Baños in February 1938. Discharged in July 1938. Honorary citizen of Spain in 1996. Writer.[36]

See also

References

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