Lil Stratton was a Hungarian by birth and became a refugee from pre-war fascism to
It is perhaps not always appreciated at this distance in time, and especially following the emotiveness of the events associated with
In 1942, Lil married Harry Stratton (see separate entry), with whom she would have a son, Leslie, a leading member of the Swansea Communist Party, the management committee of the Daily Worker, and a former member of the International Brigade. Lil took British citizenship and joined the Communist Party in the same year.
She was a highly active worker for the Party, despite ill-health. An activist in the local Co-operative movement and the Peace Council in
Her special contribution was her work to build up the Daily Worker, whose circulation and bazaars she did much to help in
Given her prominent in west
The Welsh committee of the Communist Party announced her sudden death with "deep regret". On behalf of the Daily Worker, the Editor expressed deep sympathy to Harry Stratton in his bereavement.
Source: Daily Worker 18th September 1961
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