No Picture
D

Dubowski, Ben

Ben Dubowski During the First World War, Ben Dubowski was imprisoned as a conscientious objector. He then devoted himself to organising clothing workers in East London, and for a number of years was secretary of […]

No Picture
D

Davy Harry

Harry Davy Harold Davy was the President of the Hull 2nd Branch of the Amalgamated Society of Woodworkers (today part of UCATT) and, as such, a mass leader Humberside building workers during the 1920s and 1930s. A […]

No Picture
D

Deakin Joe

Joe Deakin Joseph Thomas Deakin was born on August 11th, 1858 in Wednesbury, Staffordshire, the son of Charles, a blacksmith, and Marie, nee Middleton. He left school at the age of 12 to work for […]

No Picture
D

Davies Harry

  A brief biography of Harry Davies by Graham Stevenson additions and corrections welcomed: info@grahamstevenson.me.uk     Born in 1887, Harry joined the Royal Engineers in 1914 at only 17 years of age. In 1919 […]

No Picture
D

Davies Bob

  A brief biography of Bob Davies by Graham Stevenson additions and corrections welcomed: info@grahamstevenson.me.uk Born in 1901, Bob Davies, of Bolton and St Helens, was a foundation member of the Party.  He left school […]

No Picture
D

Douglas Fred

  Fred Douglas Douglas was a prominent Communist from Edinburgh and the assistant secretary of the National Unemployed Workers' Committee Movement in the early 20s. He posed questions for the movement in an article in […]

No Picture
D

Dignam Mark

Mark Dignam Dignam was born on the 20th March 1909, the son of salesman in the steel industry in Sheffield. He was educated at the Jesuit College where he appeared in numerous Shakespearean plays. Although […]

No Picture
D

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 […]

No Picture
D

Day-Lewis Cecil

Cecil Day-Lewis Day-Lewis was born on 27th April 1904 in Ballintubbert, Stradbally, in southern Ireland, the son of a member of the clergy. After the death of his mother in 1906, he was brought up […]

No Picture
D

Dingley Tom

Tom Dingley Dingley was a leader of Coventry Socialist Labour Party (SLP) before the formation of the Communist Party, which he joined from the start in 1920. He had syndicalist leanings and was a confidante […]