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Daffern Eileen

Eileen Daffern   Eileen M Clough was born on New Year’s Day in 1914 into a middle class family in Sutton-in-Craven, a mill village in the Aire Valley betweenSkipton and Keighley on the edge of […]

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Dalton Clarry

Clarry Dalton   Dalton came from Moston in Manchester and had joined the ETU in 1938. He and his two brothers, also electricians, had 70 years continuous membership of the union between them when Clarry […]

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Daly Laurence

  Laurence Daly Laurence Daly was born in Fife on 20 October 1924; his father, James Daly, a miner, was a foundation member of the Communist Party, and victimised from working the pits from the […]

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Dalziel Bob

Bob Dalziel Bob Dalziel, sometimes Rob, was a foundryman, and later an official of his union.   A long-time party member, he was secretary of Ilford Trades Council.     Paddy Apling (see separate entry) in a […]

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Dare Eddie

Eddie Dare Born Edwin Hornsby Dare on 8th August 1919, he was the eldest of seven siblings. Suffering from polio as a child, Eddie also experienced the tragedy of a brother’s suicide.   Following a Devonshire […]

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Darke Bob

Bob Darke   A bus conductor who joined the Party at the age of 22, Darke is most known as the former elected Hackney borough councillor for the Communist Party, who turned on the Party. […]

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Darke Marian

Marian Darke Although born in Birmingham, Marian Darke came from a Welsh Communist family, her father being the long-term Welsh District Secretary, Bert Pearce (see separate entry). In her time, she held a variety of […]

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Darley Peggy

Peggy Darley   Born Peggy McBride in Belfast, she came from a large working-class family. At Gallaher's cigarette factory, she became a shop steward and eventually joined the Communist Party of Ireland, where she met […]

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Darnton Christian

Christian Darnton   Christian Philip Christian Darnton was born near Leeds on 30th October 1905. The family had been ennobled to a Barony of the Holy Roman Empire in 1715 and were related to two […]