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Chambers Leslie

Leslie Chambers Known as `Tec’ Chambers, he was a very well-known Communist Party member in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, for a decade from the mid-1930s. He lived, long term, in Banks Road, from where he had helped […]

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Champion Ron

Ron Champion Champion grew up in Leeds and then went to Oxford University to read History, where he met his future wife, Barbara Auckland, who became a sub-editor on the Daily Worker. (See separate entry […]

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Cohen Eve

Eve Cohen Eve Cohen was born into a poor Jewish family in  Liverpool in 1919. She left grammar school at the age of 17 and worked as a clerk in an office for 7 years […]

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Cohen Eric

Eric Cohen  Eric Cohen was born in 1912 to Jewish parents who came to Liverpool from Russia at the beginning of the century.  After school he trained and became a chartered accountant but joined the […]

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Connolly Mick

Mick Connolly Mick Connolly was one of five children born to Ellen and Danny Connolly, the latter being a Communist Party member. During the tail-end of the Blitz in 1941, Ellen moved her children to […]

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Clare Joan

Joan Clare A long standing Communist Party member in Birmingham, she had been in the Handsworth branch of the CPGB and after re-establishment of the party was in the Sandwell and then the Birmingham CPB […]

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Clarke William Lawrie

William Lawrie Clarke Born in March 1897, a native of St Ives, his family left for Barry, South Wales, to find work.  In turn, Clarke worked for Great Western Railways, joining ASLEF in 1912. Like […]

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Coe “Peter”

`Peter' Coe was born Percy Newbold Coe in Kingston, Surrey, in 1919, the eldest child of Violet (née Newbold) and Percy Coe Sr. Percy Coe had a younger brother, Peter, who died in infancy in […]

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Clarke Bill

  A brief biography of Bill Clarke  by Graham Stevenson additions and corrections welcomed: info@grahamstevenson.me.uk   William Lawrie Clarke Born in March 1897, a native of St Ives, his family left for Barry, South Wales, […]

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Collinson Arthur

Arthur Thomas Collinson Collinson was born in 1893 in the Twyford Buildings, in the St Giles registration district in London, later to become part of the Holborn district. He was educated at Wild Street School, […]