O'Duffy's Men:
Partial list of the Irish members of the Franco forces

This following list is taken from Robert A Stradling's The Irish and the Spanish Civil war 1936-1939, published by Mandolin, an imprint of Manchester University Press. ISBN 1901341135, price 10.95
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[Key to the sources of this list]

Name Rank Company Location Sources
J Ahern Cpl C 11
James Ahern Cpl B 11
Dan Ahern Rathkeale, Lk 4, 17
Frederick Ahern D/A Clonlong Lk 13, 17
Louis Aherne 3, 9
Mick Aldridge Limerick 4
?Baldwin Tipperary 3
A. Bamill Sgt D 11
Mat Barlow Longford 10
Johnny Barron Cashel, Ty 4
J. Baxter Cpl Dublin 5,11
Matt Beckett Cpl Westport 3,4,11
J. Bergin Medic Clonmel 3,5,10
James Berry Sgt B 11
John ? Boland 11
A. Bradley Cpl 11
Martin Bradley Cpl D Ballinasloe 2,11
B. Brady Cpl Tullyco, Cavan 3,5,11
C. Brannigan Monaghan 3,5,11
Henry Brannigan Sgt D 1,11
Christopher Bray Limerick 17
P. Breen B 11
Ned Brien Dublin
J. J. Broderick Sgt B Tralee, Ky 5,11
B. Brogan Sgt D Kildare 9,11
William Broggy Limerick 2,8,17
Richard Brophy B 10,11
? Brown Carnew, Ww 4
T. Burbage Longford 3
A. Burke Dublin 5
M. Burke Tralee, Ky 18
Michael Burns Westport, Mo 11
Johnny Butler Tipperary 6
M. Butler Sgt D 11
N. Butler Sgt D 11
Robert Butler Sgt A Blackrock, Dn 1,4,10.11
W. Butler Cashel, Ty 5
T. J. Byrne Sgt D 11
M Cadell Sgt D England 3,11,14
M. Cagney It B South Mall, Cork 2,4,6,8,10
Kevin Cahill 2,7
Thomas Cahill It A Thurles, Ty 1,2,4,5, 10
Maurice Carbery Dublin 3
Tom Carew Capt. Staff Tipperary 1,3,10
J. Carey Westmeath 8
Jeremiah Casey 7,14
Paddy Casey Mullagh, Ld 4,5
Sean Casey Roscommon 9
F. L. Caslin Dublin 4
Tom Casserly Sgt Dublin 2,4,6,9,10,11
Anthony Casserly 2
Jack Caughan Belmullett, Mo 11
C. Caughey Sgt Staff 11
G. Caughie Belfast 1
P. Cavanagh Cpl Ballinrobe, Mo 11,12,14
Sean Cavanagh 8
Joe Chambers Cpl Westport, Mo 11,12
Lenny Chambers Westport, Mo 11
Dan Chute Tralee, Ky 1,5,10
J. Clancy It D Tipperary 4,6,8,10
Sean P. Clarke Sgt Cootehill Cn/Dublin 2,4,11
J. P. Cleary Limerick 3,4,5,11
John Cleary Belfast 4
J. Coates Castleblaney, Mn 5,9
Pat Coffey Limerick 17
M. Collins Cpl Limerick 5,11,17
M. Comerford Thomastown, Kny 5
P. Comerford Thomastown, Kny 5
K. J. Condon
B. J. Connolly Longford 1, 10, ?11, ?14
Jack Conroy The Neale, Mo 12
? Coogan Galway 3
John Corway Dublin 3
Bill Coughley Youghal, Wd 3
Philip Cronin Sgt Staff
Jack Cross 11
John Crowe Cpl Milford, Ce 2,11
Andrew Crowley Cpl Kilrush, Ce 1,2,11
John Crowley Clonmel, Ty 5,7
John L. Crowley Dunmanway, Ck 5
L. Crowley ?Dublin 2
Sean Crowley Cpl 4
W. D. Crowley 5
T. B. Crystal Cpl Dundrum, Dn 11
John Cummins Tullow, Cw 4
Sean Cunningham Capt D Belfast 1,4,10
Joseph Cunningham Sgt C Knockbeg, Cw 1,4,6,10,11
S. Curtin A
Matthew Curtis 1
W. M. Curtis Cpl Knocklong, Lk 7,11,14
M Cusack Cpl Castlebar 11,12
Patrick Dalton Maj. Staff Waterford/Dublin 1,2,6,9,10,21
C. Daly Rev. Staff Enniskillen, Fh 2,6
Pat Daly Cpl 4,11
? Darcy 9
F. Delaney Dublin
G. Delaney 1,14
W. H. Delaney Sgt C Emly, Ty 11,16
William Delaney Ballycumane, Lim. 17
J. Dillon Sgt D Dublin 9,11
M. Dineen Tralee 18
J. Donnelly 10
Sean Donnelly Cpl Carlingford, Lh 2,5,11
Michael Donoghue Galway 2
Matt Doolan
Bill Doran Cork 11,15,22
J. Doyle The Curragh, Ke 3
James Doyle Clonlong, Lk 17
John Doyle Ballyneety, Lk 17
Joseph F. Doyle Sgt C Castlecomer, Kny 1,11,14
Thomas Doyle Roscrea, Tyrone 10
? Doyle Tralee, Ky 18
T. L. Duane Cpl 11
John Duffy Ballybay, Mn 5,14
Joseph Duffy 5,14
T. Duignan Cpl 11
Leo Dunne Dublin 4
Pat Dunny Sgt C Carlow 4,11
John C. Dunphy Sgt Carlow 4,11
P. Dwyer Clonmel, Ty 10
Victor Ennis 1
James Fahy Limerick 17
P. Farrelly Cpl 11,15
L. E. Feeney Lishmore, Wd 3
Maurice Fennell C Rathkeale, Lk 3,17,18
Mick Fennessy Clonmel, Ty 2,4,5
M. Flanagan Cpl Kilkenny 4,11
James Finnerty Capt Staff Wexford 1,3,6,10,21
A. Fitzgerald Tralee, Ky 1,5,18
Bill Fitzgerald Limerick 16,17
Eugene P. Fitzgerald Dungarvan, Wd 7,17
Frank B. Fitzgerald Dungarvan, Wd 16, 17
Sean Fitzgerald Midleton, Ck 4
Sean N. Fitzgerald ?Cappagh, Wd 5
T. Fitzgerald Tralee, Ky 18
Noel Fitzpatrick It D 3,6,9,10
Barney Fitzsimmons Sgt A Kells, Cw 4,11
R. Fluskey Cpl 11
William Fogarty Knocklong, Lk 7,14
Tom Foley Tralee, Ky 1,10,18
P. Forrelly 2
Patrick Fox Athenry, Gy 2,11
Jim Frawley Limerick 16,17
M. J. Freeman Dr Medic Dublin/London 3,6,10
Padraig Furey Dundrum, Dn 3,8
? Gaffney Sligo 15
P. J. Gallagher It A Sligo 1,4,6,10,14,15
Sean Garraghan Longford 1,10,11,14
Kevin Geoghegan Galway 2,11
William Geraghty Dublin 3
Patrick Gilbert Limerick 2,4,10,17
? Gilman Cpl 11
J. Graham Limerick 5,11,17
Tom Gunning Capt Staff Leitrim 6,9,10,14,21
M. Halloran 18
Joseph Halpin Tralee, Ky 3
A. Hamill Sgt D Monaghan 5,8,11
F. Hamill 5
Peter J. Hand Cpl 1,15
J. Harte Newtown Forbes, Ld 5
? Harvey Cpl 11
J. Hayes 14
Thomas Hayes D Tralee, Ky 3
M. Healey Cpl 11
Laurence Heaney Dublin 3
Frank Hempenstall Dundrum, Dn 3
J. Hendry Monaghan 5
C. T. Hennessy Dublin 5
D. Herlihy 2
Patrick Hickey Dundrum, Dn 3
D. V. Higgins Cpl Ballyhooly, Ck 5,11,14
J. Hill Cpl Clonmel, Ty 5,11
Gerald Hobbins Cpl Tulla, Ce 2,3,11
Thomas Hobbins Sgt B Tulla, Ce 2,11
John Hoey Cpl Dublin 1,2,10,11,15
Edward Hogan
? Holloway Carrick-on-Suir, Ty 3
? Holohan 4
Bernard Horan Arklow, Ww
Eamon Horan Tralee, Ky 1,10,18
Ned Horan Tralee, Ky 1,5,9,10
George Hore Carlow 3,4
Charles Horgan It C Mallow, Cork 1,5,6,10,21
Tom Hudson Sgt C Newmarket Cw 4
J. Hughes Sgt B Longford 4,9,11
Paddy Hughes Capt Band Monaghan 3,6,10
Tom Hyde It A Midleton, Ck 1,2,6,9,10
T. Jolly A Blackrock, Dublin 4, 11
Thomas Jones Sgt D Belfast 8,9,11,14
Dermot Jordan Wexford 4
Kevin Judge Dublin 4
A. Karnell Thomastown, Kny 3
G. Kavanagh Cork 5
J. Kavanagh C Dublin 2
Tommy Kearney B Carrick-on-Suir, Ty 3,24
? Kearns Dr Medic Newbliss, Mn 3
Joe Kelleher Cork 3
Denis Kelly It C Dysart, Gy 2, 6, 10, 21
J. Kelly Sgt D 8,11
Luke Kelly Blackrock, Dn 3
M. Kelly St Mullins, Cw 4
J. Kenny Cork 5
Michael Kenny Toomevara, Ty 2
P. J. Kenny Dublin 5
P. J. Keogh 14
Riden Keogh Cpl 11
Brendan Kielty Sgt Belfast 2,4
? Kility Sgt Tyrone 8
Patrick Killeen Cpl Whitegate, Ce 1,2,11
A. King Cpl 11
Martin Kinsella Enniscorthy, Wxd 7
T. Kinsella ?Dublin 2
J. Knowles Dublin 2
W. La Fere Tullamore, Oy 5
Patrick Lannergan 1
P. Lawler It Kildare 3,10,14
J. Lawlor Sgt D Carlow 2,10,11
W. Leary ?Dublin 2
Gabriel Lee Sgt A Dublin 1,2,10,11,15
Bill Levey Sgt A Dublin 3,4,11,15
? Little Waterford 16
J. Lonergan Clonmel, Ty 5
P. M. Lonergan B Northampton 24
Joe Lydon Oughterard, Gy 2
Liam Lynch Oughterard, Gy 8
H. McArdle Cpl Monaghan 5,11
T McArdle Monaghan 5
Phil McBride B Newbliss, Mn
Sean McBrien Cpl 3,11
C. McCabe B 13
E McCabe Ballyconnell, Ck 5
P. McCann Monaghan 5
J. ‘Stan’ McCarthy Ballyvaughan Ce 2
James McCarthy Enniskeane, Ck 5,15
Jeremiah McCarthy Clonmel, Ty 1,3,5
John McCarthy Sgt B West Cork 1,10,11,14
P. McCarthy Enniskeane, Ck 2,5
T. McCarthy Cpl Ballydehob, Ck 2,3,11
W. McCarthy Bandon, Ck 5
? McCaughey C Belfast 3
Leo McCloskey Medic Portmarnock, Dn 3,4,8,10
V. McConnell ?Dublin 2
Bill McCormack

[aka T. Keane]

Limerick 17
Eunan McDermott Limerick 6,10,14
James McEvoy Ballyshannon Dl 14
P. McGarry 11
T. McGhee Tullaveen, Cn 3,8
C. McGrath Dublin 4
Gerry McGrath Ballyleague, Ky 19
John McGrath Salthill 2,10
Thomas McGrath Cpl Youghal, Ck 2, 10, 11, 18
W. F. McGrath Sgt B Cork 3,5,11
D. McGuinness ?Dublin 2
F McGuire Monaghan 5
John C. McGuire Dromod, Lm 1,5
Frank McHale Swinford, Mo 12
Vincent McHugh Ennis, Ce 2
Seamus McKee Dublin 23
James McKenna Cpl Dublin 4,11
Joe McKenna Belfast 4
John F. McKernan Cootehill, Cn 3
P. MacMahon 1,6
Tom McManus 1
William McMorran 14
Tom McMullen Westport Mo 2,4,10,11,20
C. McNamara Dublin 2
Peter McNamara Limerick 17
Sean MacNamara Sgt C Ennis, Ce 2,11
Thomas McNamara Limerick 17
James McNiece Limerick 17
Reg McNulty Cpl Dublin 6,11
Thomas McQuinn Cpl Oughterard, Gy 2
Sean McStewart Dublin 8
John MacSweeney Tralee, Ky 1,2,10
William McSweeney Rathbane, Lk 17
John J. Madden 7,14
T. Maguire Cpl 11
Dan Maher Cpl B Clonmel, Ty 5,11
Sean Maher Cpl A 11
Chris Mahon Blackrock, Dn 3
J. Mangan Blackboy Pike, Lk 17
J. Manning Toames, Ck 5
A. Marnell Stoneyford, Kny 5
John Martin Sgt Drung, Cn 2,3,5,11
R. Matthews Cpl Carlow 4,11
J. J. Maughan Ballina, Mo 12
W. Meade Capt Staff Spain 6,9,10
Thomas Meaney Limerick 5,17
? Meaney N. Ireland 4,11
J. Mohan Monaghan 5
Tony Monaghan Cpl Dublin 5,10,11
? Monteith Enniskillen, Fh 4
George Mooney Blackrock, Dn 3
Jim Mooney Dublin 3
Michael Moore Cpl Caherconlish, Lk 11,17
W Moore Limerick 5,17
Jack Moran Cpl A Shrule, Mo 3, 4, 10, 11, 15
James Morrisey Thomastown, Kny 5, 13,15
Frank Mulcahy Sgt A Tralee, Ky 11,19
John C. Muldoon Sgt Navan, Mh 1,10,11,14
? Mulligan Cpl 15
Tommy Mullins Westport, Mo 4
J. Mulrean Rev Staff Moate, Wh 5,6,21
? Mulvanny 8
Mick Munnelly Ballina, Mo 11
P. Munnelly Crossmolina, Mo 12
Edward Murphy It B Wexford 1,4,6,9,10
H. Murphy Cpl Dublin 4,11
John Murphy Cpl 11,14
M. W. Murphy Longford 5
R. Murphy Dublin 4
Sean B. Murphy Sgt D Cork 1,10,11,14
‘Spud’ Murphy Ballinasloe Gy 2
Tom Murphy Cpl Cashel, Ty 1,5,11
James Murray Cpl 11
Gilbert Nangle It C Derry 9,10
F. Nevin Dublin 5
J. Noonan Cpl 11,15
Billie Norris Youghal, Ck 3
C. O’Brien Cashel, Ty 3
John O’Brien Clonmel, Ty 2,4,5
Mick O’Brien Dublin 11
T. O’Brien Dublin 5
William O’Brien Sgt 11
? O’Brien Cork 9
Christie O’Connell Thurles, Ty 7
M. O’Connell Bandon, Ck 7
D. O’Connor Tralee, Ky 19
John O’Connor 7,14
M. O’Connor Dyblin 2,10
? O’Connor Sgt Connemara 8,10
Denis O’Dea Tullamore, Oy 7
M. O’Donnell Tralee, Kerry 2,5
Manus O’Donnell Tralee, Kerry 19
S. O’Donnelly Cpl 14
C. B. O’Donoghue Sgt Bandon, Ck 5,11
? O’Dowell 23
Thomas O’Dwyer 1
Arturo O’Farrell It Staff Meath 7,14
Cornelius O’Grady Doon, Lk 17
Michael O’Grady Blackwater Lk 17
Christy O’Halloran Cpl Tralee, Kerry 5,11,18
P. O’Higgins Dr Medic Dublin 3,6,21
D. O’Keefe Cpl 11
G. O’Leary Tralee, Kerry 5
‘Mick’ O’Leary Rathmore, Ky 18
Dan O’Mahoney W Cork 4
K. M. O’Malley 10
Tyrell O’Malley 10
H. O’Neill 10
Ignatius O’Neill Sgt B Dublin 4,9,11
Michael O’Neill Kildare 9
Michael O’Neill Knockraha, Cork 16
Michael O’Regan Cpl 11
Austin O’Reilly 8,14
Ivan O’Reilly 5
Sean O’Reilly Sgt B 11
? O’Reilly 11
J. O’Riordan Tralee, Kerry 19
Tom O’Riordan It B Middleton, Cork 1,4,6,10
M. O’Shea Clonmel 5
Christy O’Sullivan Limerick 16,17
Dermot O’Sullivan Capt A Killarney, Ky 1,3,6,9,10,21
Rory O’Sullivan Kenmare, Ky 6,8
Andrew O’Toole Dublin 7
Jeremiah O'Toole 8
Martin O’Toole Ennis, Ce 3
S. Pidgeon Dublin 4
J. M. Poland Cpl Bandon, Cork 5,9
P. Power Limerick 17
Mark Price 4,10,11
Tom Prior Clare 3
John Quilty Lisnagry, Lk 17
Padraig Quinn Capt C Gowran, Kny 1,2,4,6,10, 15, 21, 22
Ronnie Quinn Tuam 2,3,6
J. Regan Clonmel, Ty 5
Denis J. Reynolds D Cootehill, Cn 3
John Riordan D 11
J. Roche Medic Bandon, Ck 3,5,10
J. Rodgers ?Dublin 2, 14
Patrick Rowe Limerick 17
J. Ryan Cashel, Ty 5
Teddy Ryan Dundrum, Dn 3
Jim Scullion Enniskillen, Fh 15
Tom Shaw Sgt C Ballinacurra, Ck 3,11,20
A. Sheehy Cpl Garryowen, Lk 4,11
Andrew Sheehy Ballyleague, Ky 19
J. J. Sheehy Sgt C 11,15
Micky Sheehy Ballyleague, Ky 19
Paul Sheehy 17
Tom Shortiss Cpl Garryowen, Lk
P. J. Skeehan Cpl Broadford, Ce 1,11
James Slattery Clonmel, Ty 1,5
John Smith Tully, Cn 3,7,14
Patrick J. Smith D Stradone, Cn 3,5
Thomas F. Smith Capt B Ulster 1,10,21
Harry Stewart Cpl Oughterard, Gy 2,11
G. Sullivan Tralee 19
M. Sullivan Sgt A 11
Jim Sweeney Tralee 19
Paddy Tierney Dublin 3
George Timlin It A Waterford/Dublin 1, 4, 6, 10, 11
Richard Timoney D/B Tralee 11,19
Mick Tobin Cpl Carlow 4,11
W. Tobin Cashel, Ty 5
David Tormey It B Moate, Wh
Desmond Traynor Limerick 17
J. Traynor Cpl 11
J. Treanor Ballybay, Mn 5
Thomas Troy Sgt D Tulla, Ce 1, 2, 10, 11
‘Rocky’ Tucker Belfast 3
Dan Tully Cpl 11,15
Hubert Tully Ballinasloe, Galway 2,11
Tom Tully Cpl 11
J. Twomey Sgt A Turner’s Cross, Ck 4,11
A. Walker Cpl Kells, Meath 5,11
Dan Walsh Cpl Wexford 4,11
John Walsh Cpl Midleton, Ck 10,11
Nicholas Walsh B 3
Sean Walsh Limerick 5,17
Thomas Walsh Roscommon 2
Patrick Ward Belfast 4,11
Michael Weymes Sgt Staff Mullingar 1,4, 10,11,14,21
Weymes, P Mullingar 4
? Weymes Mullingar 4
Christopher Whelan Limerick 17
Dennis Whelan Dublin 9,11
Sean Whittle Waterford 5
Tony Whittle Cpl Waterford 5,11
J. Wolohan Arklow, Ww 5
Willie Young Cootehill, Cn 3,16

Key to Sources

1 Ennis Catholic Moors
2 Press reports (some in private collection)
3 Private information and taped interviews
4 0 Cuinneaghan 2 sources
5 SS Aguila passenger list
6 Kilfeather Sunday Independent, 1960
7 Irish National Archives
8 McCullagh In Franco’s Spain
9 G. Gaffney Irish Independent, 1937
10 O’Duffy Crusade in Spain
11 M. Beckett Official Lists and ‘Irish Brigade’ (Westport)
12 Mayo News 19 Dec. 1936
13 McCloskey Collection
14 Spanish Archives
15 McCarthy Ms. National Library of Ireland
16 L. 0 Laoi Collection
17 D. Ryan Limerick Chronicle and Collection
18 M. Fennell ‘Spain, 1936—37'
19 T. Hayes Diary
20 Stradling Brother against Brother
21 Tom Hyde common-place book
22 Even the Olives are bleeding RTE
23 S McKee I was a Franco Soldier
24 Shelley Guide

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