Volunteer of the Week: William Brennan

The volunteer of the week is William Brennan of Toronto. Born in 1917, he served on the National Bureau of the Communist Party from 1933, and worked as a plasterer. His account of the Battle of Brunete was included in the Book of the XV Brigade.  While recovering from a wound, Brennan worked with the Historical Commission of the International Brigades in Albacete, the organization which collected much of the information we have about the volunteers. Brennan returned to Canada in 1938, worked for the Friends of the Mac-Paps organization, and served in WWII with the RCAF. He was active with the Mac-Paps Veterans Association, visiting Spain with the veterans delegation in 1979. He died in June 1995.

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