John Joseph Lynch – Railwayman Into Battle

An interview with Mark Gillespie, whose great uncle John Joseph Lynch fought in the Spanish Civil War

From working in a train depot in the Gorbals to fighting on the front lines of Spain. Joseph John Lynch survived the Battle of Jarama where 139 of the British Battalion lost their lives. Pictured is an International Brigade funeral service for the British Battalion members who fell at Jarama, early in 1937.