West Wales War Memorial Project
West Wales War Memorial Project

Llanelli (Spanish Civil War) Memorial

The Spanish Civil War was fought from 17 July 1936 to 1 April 1939 between the Republicans, who were loyal to the established Spanish Republic, and the Nationalists, a rebel group led by General Franco. Germany sent its Condor Legion to Spain to fight for the Nationalists, while International Brigades were formed to support the Republicans. Amongst the members of the International Brigade were many British men, who believed that they were fighting against Fascism. With the might of the Germans behind them, the Nationalists prevailed, and Franco ruled Spain until his death in 1975. Men from Llanelli fought with the International Brigade, and four of these men are commemorated on a war memorial which is located at the Plaid Cymru Headquarters at 11, John Street, Llanelli.

Llanelli Spanish Civil War Memorial

 

"You are History. You are Legend... We Shall not Forget You."

 

Dolores Ibarrari, La Passionaria

 

29 October 1938

 

In commemoration of the volunteers from Llanelli who fought in the Spanish Civil War with the International Brigade in the struggle against Fascism.

 

Jack Harris, Llanelli. Killed February 1937 at Jarama.

 

William Morris, Llanelli. Killed July 1937 at Brunete.

 

Brazell Thomas, Llanelli. Killed July 1938 at Ebro.

 

Evan Jones, Llanelli. Wounded July 1938 at Ebro.

 

No Pasaran!

 

Unveiled by Lance Rogers, International Brigadier, on 14 October 2000.

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Website News

4 May 2017. Welcome news this morning that a new CWGC headstone has been erected in Laugharne for Domingo Mobile, a sailor who I found to be buried there a couple of years ago. Please see the Forgotten Soldiers section of the website for further details.

8 March 2017. Some more good news today. Another un-commemorated Welsh sailor, Samuel Arthur Griffiths, of Tredegar, has today been accepted for commemoration by the CWGC as a result of my research. Please see the Forgotten Soldiers section of the website for further details.

8 February 2017. Some more good news today. Another un-commemorated soldier, Llewelyn Owen Roberts, of Penmaenmawr, has today been accepted for commemoration by the CWGC as a result of my research. Please see the Forgotten Soldiers section of the website for further details.

 

7 February 2017. Some more good news today. Another un-commemorated soldier, Isaac Owen, of Seven Sisters, has today been accepted for commemoration by the CWGC as a result of my research. Please see the Forgotten Soldiers section of the website for further details.

20 December 2016. Some good news today that another uncommemorated soldier, Private Thomas Owen Davies, of Machynlleth, has been accepted for commemoration by the CWGC following my research. Please see the Forgotten Soldiers section of the website for further details.

30 November 2016. At long last my latest book has been published: Welsh Yeomanry at War. Please see the Steve’s Books page of the website for details.

23 November 2016. Some good news today with the acceptance of another Welsh soldier, Percy Griffin Williams, of the Welsh Horse Yeomanry, for commemoration by the CWGC following my research. Please see the Forgotten Soldiers section of the website for details.

 

15 November 2016. I would like to thank the people of Laugharne, especially the members of the Laugharne and District Historical Society, for their welcome during their recent History Event on Saturday when I visited to make a talk about how researching the Laugharne War Memorial inspired me to create this website and to begin my writing career. It was a very interesting day and was well attended by the locals.

26 Sep 2016. After a lot of hard work I have finally managed to identify a soldier from Gwaun-cae-Gurwen, Morgan Price James, who since the early 1920’s has been commemorated by the CWGC under the wrong name, James Morgan. Please see the Forgotten Soldiers section of the website for details.

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