This is George Gowans of Old Cumnock, Ayrshire.
This is Thomas F. McWhirter of Maybole, Ayrshire.
There were over 50 people who emigrated to Canada from Scotland who ended up in Spain fighting with the MacKenzie Papineau Battalion, a number of which were from Ayrshire.
Miners at the Beoch Colliery in Dalmellington, Ayrshire in the 1930’s.
John Smith was the only person from Irvine to volunteer for the International Brigades. On September 8 1938 he was killed on the Ebro front. Pictured is his memorial, which resides in Irvine Library to this day.
Barcelona, Spain – 1938. Dolores Ibárruri, also known as La Pasionaria (the Passion Flower), delivering a speech to the departing International Brigade soldiers, including members of the 549 from across Scotland.