Alun Menai Williams 1913-2006
|Alun Menai Williams. Barcelona 7th June 2006. Photo Olga
Alun Menai Williams, 19th February
1913 to 2nd July 2006. Sanitario, Thaelmann battalion, Garibaldi battalion, George Washington battalion, Abraham Lincoln battalion,
British battalion. Alun Menai Williams
passed away at the Heath Hospital, Cardiff, Wales.
Alun Menai Williams was the last surviving Welshman who left
Britain to serve in the International Brigades alongside the Spanish people in their struggle against the military rebellion
of July 1936. After many adventures attempting to get into Spain. Alun served firstly with the American Abraham Lincoln Battalion
at Jarama, Brunete, Belchite and Teruel. Transfering to the British Battalion, he fought in the Battle of the Ebro, and was
present at the leaving of the International Brigades from Barcelona in 1938.
From the Rhondda to the Ebro is his autobiography published in
2004 by Warren & Pell Publishing.