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Frank Edwards was born in 1907 to
While teaching at
In late 1936 Edwards went to Spain as a member of the Connolly Column, fought in the Front at Lopera and was wounded at Las Rozas on the Madrid Front.
He returned to Ireland, where he was now blacklisted, lost a post with Pye Radio for organising a union, worked as a labourer laying pipes, and, at the outbreak of the Second World War, found a teaching post at Zion School, a Jewish foundation on the South Circular Road. He retired thirty years later from this "temporary" post.
Edwards was a founder in 1946, and Secretary from 1955 of the Ireland-Soviet Friendship Society and a life long Communist.
He died on 7th June 1983.