The Spanish Civil War was fought from 17 July 1936 to 1 April 1939 between the Republicans, who were loyal to the democratically elected Spanish Republic, and the Nationalists, a rebel group led by General Francisco Franco. The Nationalists prevailed, and Franco ruled Spain for the next 36 years, from 1939 until his death in 1975.
One of the most famous aspects of the conflict was the number of foreign volunteers who took part in the fighting. Despite Britain’s neutrality and the government making it illegal to volunteer in Spain, over 4000 Britons fought on behalf of the Spanish Republicans.
These records list 540 British fatalities on the Spanish Civil War 1936-1939 register. They include the deceased’s name, place of service, home address, place and cause of death and occupation.