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Born November 27th 1910 in the village of Ecclesfield, Yorkshire, Croft became a miner at the age of 13.
He joined the Communist Party in his youth and became an active member of the miners' union.
A member of the Yorkshire Area Committee, he was Branch delegate for Smithywood Colliery until its closure in 1973.
Croft died on February 4th 1994.
Source: Morning Star March ? 1994