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His life

Carlos Manuel Ubeda Leret (1876-1956), born in Habana, part of the district called Cuba, on December 30, 1876, son of Don Carlos Leretle Jehan du Cosquet and Doña Teresa Aydely Ubeda. He marries the April 6, 1899 with Doña María Luisa Ruiz Ramírez. 

Starts at an early age his passion for music and languages, both inculcated and promoted in the family environment, disciplines that develop over their lives and that would transmit to their children.

Pianist, like his mother, daughter of renowned composer, teacher and pianist vizcaínoManuel Ubeda (1), and the dominance of English, German and French spoken and written, possibly like their parents because of their ancestry lives, too, in your family, the effort to get access to education for everyone, equity and respect for the ideas. Experiences that convey the same way their children. 

At an early age lived through his uncle Manuel (2), and in his teens his passion for military life. Being knowledgeable that he could not be incorporated in the overall Military Academy at age 14, and he was not the son of military, started, at age 15, his military discipline in the military preparatory academy in Havana finishing his studies in August 1892 . the August 31, 1892, Carlos Ubeda Leret entered as a student at the Military Academy of Toledo with 16 years for exceeding pruebasexigidas by courts of income and meet the conditions specified in the notice. 

Stay in the Military Academy until the end of June 1893 by dissolving it became part of the Academy of Infantry. In March 1895, at age 18, he was appointed 2nd Lieutenant Infanteríasiendo intended Zaragoza Infantry Regiment No. 12, incorporated on 1 April in Madrid. 

Like all his contemporaries must live in the war in Cuba, the revueltasde Spain, war in the Protectorate of Morocco, and civil war. 

In April 39, once the civil war, he was told Colonel Carlos Leret Úbeda that he had to report to the Military Court Martial for a summary procedure offense of aiding the rebellion, a procedure that lasted two long have instructed and painful years, regardless of age and be retired since December 38, depriving him without pay from 63 to 65 years, and required to report periodically to the year 45 in the military court. 

On November 39 appear in military court of war, he was informed of the cause of the process, from then to announce his military position at the outbreak of the movement, he was chief since September 20, 1934 the first Mobilization Center Booking and Madrid where he continued until September 37 when he went to the Recruitment and Training Center Mobilization and No. 1 and 2 (CRMI) that became Union Banks Recruits No. 1 and 2 in December 1938 met the age retirement whose situation happened at his own request, at the end of that month. The court requested a sentence of six years of Military Prison. 

No participant in the uprising becoming adept at the republic remains. Leret shot his son Virgilio Ruiz, and his other two sons, William and GabrieleN battle on the Republican side, think of the quarrels that independent of whether weapons can lead to losing more than one child after the speech radio was issued in Madrid revolted from the side saying "we've killed a Leret go for the rest." 

During this time, it is dedicated to maintaining the positions of Member of the Central Board of Clothing and Equipment Association and the College for Orphans Infantry charges possibly accept since his arrival in Madrid, late May 1931 What we do is certain is that the exercises since January 32, and it becomes the only thing that holds it during the civil war. This entry gets her granddaughters, daughters of Virgil, and safeguard them in school Orphan Infantry Aranjuez. 

Of all the leadership was known that he held in the infantry regiment No. 1 from the May 26, 1931 to September 20, 1934 Appointed to this position by the Minister of War Manuel Azaña. Its support for the Republic leaves us revealed in his book Manuel Azaña policies and war memoirs, Volume I, and their action against the revolt of Sanjurjo, we indicated his military record and the media of the time. Manuel Azaña fully trusted him, charging him in command of the infantry regiments No. 1 and No. 6, from Sevilla in order to contain that infamous "Sanjurjada". 

Concerning the protectorate of Morocco, note that fulfilled his duty, the ruling monarchy of the time even when dissatisfied withthe planning for it, due to events arising from the interests of a few, among them, allowing lead to death of many innocent people who did not have, for lack of financial resources, another possibility. Before the passivity of many military, and economic interests of others, publicly stated rejection of the policy of Alfonso XIII, denying public parade salute. 

In his acknowledgments in Morocco no doubt recognized the merits endorse him, though they would adhere logically medals and titles in passing by his military promotions were by strict seniority. These promotions were intended for other of his contemporaries who had a dizzying military career and an unusual advertising in all media. 

Of the awards received a portion of the quote occurred in Morocco:

- According to the office of Hon. Mr. Commander General of Ceuta, dated March 30, 1920 he was awarded the Military Medal Morocco pin "Tetuan". 

- By ROC of December 2, 1920 is awarded the Cross of Military Merit with distinctive red. 

- In the General Order of the Plaza de Ceuta Day February 20, 1921 was cited as distinguished by the merits made in the operations that led to the capture of the city of Chefchaouen, during operations from 20 September to 21 October 1920. 

- By RO of April 15, 1921 is granted the Red Cross of Military Merit, 2nd class. 

- By R. O.C. of October 6, 1921 is granted annual pension on the Cross of the Royal and Military Order of St. Hermenegildo who was in possession with seniority of 1 June of the same. 

- In the Army General Order of business on June 20, 1922 in Tetouan, appears as a distinguished proposed by the Hon. Mr. Commander General of Ceuta in 4th period covered operations from 1 August 1921 to 31 January 1922, with the following citation: "On December 19, sending the 2nd Battalion of the Regiment, successfully established the link among the indigenous art and the bulk of the column, so that the head of this, pointing you as distinguished. "

- On motion of Hon. Mr. Commander General of Ceuta, dated June 21, 1922, moved RO Minister of War to the President of the Supreme Council of War and Navy, in accordance with the information provided by the Assembly of the Order of San Hermenegildo, having be rectified in the corresponding age pension Cruz. 

- On October 19, 1922 is granted the Board of the Royal and Military Order of San Hermenegildo, with the age of 4 June. 

- On 12 December 1922 he was awarded a Military Merit Cross with red badge 2ªclase, for meritorious service in Operations performed in our area protectorate in Africa, from August 1, 1921 to January 31, 1922. 

- On February 3, 1926 is granted Cross 2nd Class of the Order of Maria Cristina with the age of 1 October 1925 by the merits incurred and services rendered from 1 August 1925 and 10 October same year in the territory of Ceuta. 

- On December 11, 1926 is granted Cross 2nd Class of the Order of Naval Merit with distinctive red, for services rendered in Morocco during the period from 1 August 1924 and 1 October 1925 and especially in operations in Hoceima. 


Signed: Ascensión Mª Teresa Leret Verdú   


(1) Manuel Ubeda
(2) Manuel Ubeda y Aydely