Peter Johnson

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.