List of surviving veterans of the Spanish Civil War

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The following is a list of known surviving veterans of the Spanish Civil War (17 July 1936 – 1 April 1939). The total number of participating personnel is unknown, but an estimated 35,000 foreigners fought on the Republican side in what was known as the International Brigades. In addition, Adolf Hitler of Nazi Germany sent as many as 20,000 soldiers (not all at the same time) and Benito Mussolini of Italy sent as many as 60,000 soldiers to fight alongside the soldiers of Spanish General Francisco Franco.

Veterans, for this purpose, are defined as people who were members of the armed forces of one of the combatant forces up to and including the date recognized as the end of the War, which was 1 April 1939.

Republican forces – 10 veterans

Nationality Name Date of Birth Age (years, days) Residence Force served Notes
Spain Llin Belda, Rosario July 17, 1922 101 years, 334 days Spain Spanish Republican volunteers Served in as a volunteer nurse at the Ontinyent military hospital.
Spain Mariné, Juan December 31, 1920 103 years, 167 days Spain Spanish Republican Army "La quinta del biberón" fighter. Called up in 1938. Served on the Segre. Became a film maker after the war.
Spain Morera, Miquel April 26, 1922 102 years, 50 days Spain Spanish Republican Army Joined in 1936 with his father. Served at Teruel, Ebro, and Valsequillo.
Spain Cortés, Santos March 10, 1921 103 years, 97 days Spain Spanish Republican Army Joined the 70th Brigade in 1936. Fought at Madrid, Jarama, Guadalajara, Brunete, and Ebro.
Spain Balbuena Iglesias, Mateo September 21, 1913 110 years, 268 days Spain Euzko Gudarostea

Spanish Republican Army

Participated in the Strike of 1934. Joined the Leandro Carro battalion of the PCE in 1936. Fought at Álava, Biscay, and Bilbao. Later made a lieutenant in the Republican Army. Became a writer after the war.
Spain Pérez, Julián 1919 103–104 Spain Unified Socialist Youth

Nationalist Army

Joined Republican forces in 1936. Captured in 1937 and joined Francoist forces to escape staying at a labor camp. Served as a stretcher bearer.
Spain Piñón, Vicens January 17, 1918 106 years, 150 days Spain Spanish Republican Army Joined in 1936. Served as a medic at Belchite.
Spain Pons, Andrés 1917 105–106 Argentina Spanish Republican Army Fought at Guadalajara. Became a lieutenant and was captured by Nationalist forces. Spent three years in captivity.
Spain Pons, Joan/Juan N/A N/A Spain Spanish Republican Army "La quinta del biberón" fighter.
Spain Toledo, Salvador April 12, 1919 105 years, 64 days Spain Spanish Republican Assault Guard Joined in 1936. Served for three years. Sent to Morocco after the war. Lives in Badajoz.

Nationalist forces – 5 veterans

Nationality Name Date of Birth Age (years, days) Residence Force served Notes
Spain Pérez Casalderrey, José August 1, 1919 104 years, 319 days Spain Nationalist Army Enlisted in 1936. Fought at Asturias, Teruel, Aragon, and Cartagena.
Spain López López, José 1916 106–107 Spain Nationalist Army Joined in 1936. Fought at the Ebro. Joined the Blue Division in 1942 and later served in Russia.
Spain Fernández Olmo, José March 11, 1919 105 years, 96 days Spain Nationalist Army Mobilized at 18 years old. Had two brothers in Republican forces. Fought at Madrid and Catalonia.
Spain Pérez, Julián 1919 103–104 Spain Unified Socialist Youth

Nationalist Army

Joined Republican forces in 1936. Captured in 1937 and joined Francoist forces to escape staying at a labor camp. Served as a stretcher bearer.
Spain Revesado, Jesús 1918 104–105 Spain Nationalist Army Joined at 18 years old. Served in the 13th Battalion. Lives in Salamanca.