This is my Grandmother's oldest brother, Peter. When I was young, I knew that my great uncle died in the Spanish Civil War, but it wasn't until much later that I learned that he was part of something greater - the International Brigades.
In 2016, I went to Spain for the first time to see first hand where he died and where he was buried. What I found was that in Spain there is little evidence of the Spanish Civil War. The makeshift hospital where he and so many died has not so much as a plaque to indicate what it once was. I still haven't discovered where he is buried.
When I came back from Spain I realized how little British Columbians know about the International Brigades and BC's part in the Spanish Civil War. That's when I decided to tell this important story and share it with you all.