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O'Duffy's people in Spain


Updated: April 29th 2016

I know the poster is not relevant, but I like it, especially as it is 'balances' the politics of these men!!

O'Duffy's Men:

Irish members of the Franco forces

This following list was initially based on Robert A Stradling's The Irish and the Spanish Civil war 1936-1939, published by Mandolin, an imprint of Manchester University Press. ISBN 1901341135, price £10.95 
SO BUY THE BOOKS;SUPPORT THE RESEARCH.
MUP site: http://www.man.ac.uk/mup 

 

The list was substantially increased with over 200 extra names found in F McGarry's book, and some others found in different sources, so that there are now 660 names of the Irish brigade and associated groups listed, i.e. their clergy and medical staff.
Ferghal McGarry, Irish politics and the Spanish civil War, Cork University Press, Cork, 1999, ISBN 1859182402

So as I said above, get these books, either buy them or get your library to buy them.  This page was redesigned, 2nd February 2003, CC. Hope this is of interest.


If you're interested in those who took part in the SCW from  the Republican side, visit this page.


Update May 23rd 2006

I've checked through my notes, the various books, etc and have discovered problems with a lot of the potential names for the Bandera, including some who've been listed by McGarry and Stradling.

Here's a list of men who are cited in some sources as having gone to Spain with O'Duffy. The problem is that I can find NO EVIDENCE THAT THEY ACTUALLY MADE THE TRIP. Some men dropped out in Galway, others thought about it, but didn't make the trip. This page makes a request to any and all readers, can you help prove that any of these people WERE IN Spain? Check the list out here.

Ciaran Crossey, May 23rd 2006.

Captain Sean Cunningham of Belfast, leader of the machine gun unit Sean Clarke (standing) giving a lesson to other troops

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Because this list of all the volunteers for Franco from Ireland is quite extensive, I've decided to split the table up in order to speed things up As you can see the number of identified northerners is quite small so they are listed here as well.

 

Northerners

Campling

Charles

   

Enniskillen, Fermanagh

Carberry

JF

   

Belfast

Caughie

G.

   

Belfast

Cleary

John

   

Belfast

Cunningham

Sean

Capt.

D

Belfast

Daly

C.

Fr.

Staff

Enniskillen, Fermanagh

Fanning

Peter

   

Belfast

Gallagher

John

   

Enniskillen, Fermanagh

Jones

Thomas

Sgt.

D

Belfast

Mackell

Thomas

   

Enniskillen, Fermanagh

McKenna

Joe

   

Belfast

Meaney

?

   

N. Ireland

Monteith

Willie

   

Enniskillen, Fermanagh

O'Duffy

George

   

Belfast

Rodgers

George

   

Enniskillen, Fermanagh

Scullion

Jim

   

Enniskillen, Fermanagh

Smith

Thomas F. [BE ]

Capt.

B

Ulster

Tucker

‘Rocky’

   

Belfast

Ward

Patrick

   

Belfast

 


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If you're interested in you made up the pro-Republican forces from Ireland, visit that page.

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