Bob Cooney

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Reference WMO/279945


Bob Cooney Court

Berryden Road


AB25 3SP


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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Attached to a building/structure
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
  • Metal Metal (any)
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
  • Spanish Civil War (1936-1939)
About the memorial: Stainless steel plaque, with black inscribed lettering (except the words 'NO PASARAN!' which are in red), with a likeness of Bob Cooney etched at top left. The plaque was unveiled in 2015, but the residential development, which also bears his name, was built some years prior to that. Not strictly a war memorial as he died aged 77, but can be allowed as representative of members of the International Brigade wjo gave their lives in Spain.
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Bob Cooney (1907-1984)/Communist, Anti-fascist,/Trade Unionist and/Political Commissar of the British Battalion/XV International Brigade/during the Spanish Civil War/1936-1939//Bob was a radical political orator who gave/international speeches and along with many others/organised anti-fascist resistance in Aberdeen.//(extract of Bob's poem Hasta la vista Madrid)//"because of that great yesterday/we are part of the greater tomorrow"//NO PASARAN!

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