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Gunson, Madge

Madge Gunson was an ardent trade unionist, born in 1898. When she was 11 years’ old, her parents joined the British Socialist Party and Madge began attending the North West Ham Socialist Sunday School, “for […]

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Gurney, Ronald

Ronald Gurney Ronald Wilfred (or Wilfrid) Gurney was born in 1898 in Cheltenham. He became a theoretical physicist as a pupil of William Lawrence Bragg at the Victoria University of Manchester during the 1920s, where […]

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Gibson Les

Les Gibson Gibson was born in Fulham in September, 1913 and left school at 14, in 1927, and for the next seven years he prepared wild fowl in a department store, Barkers of Kensington, where […]

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Gilchrist Jane

Jane Gilchrist Jane Gilchrist was a lifelong campaigner for socialism, and for homeopathy on the NHS. She was born Jane Valentine on 22 April 1913, the 6th of 8 children in a moderately well off middle […]

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Goodwin Dennis

Dennis Goodwin Dennis Goodwin was born Dennis Charles Zihff, 1916 in Bethnal Green, London. (The name is more usually spelt `Ziff’ and is Hebrew for “wolf”.)  His father, Phillip, born in Russia in 1878, was a […]

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Gower Eric

  A brief biography of Eric Gower by Graham Stevenson additions and corrections welcomed: info@grahamstevenson.me.uk   Eric Gower, who had been Secretary of Manchester City Labour Party, stood as Communist candidate for Parliament in a […]

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Garrett George

Garrett George Born in Seacombe on August 13th 1896, Garrett was, like many of the Merseyside-Irish, brought up a Catholic but unusually he was the son of a Catholic mother and Protestant father. His father, […]

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Garnett Jim

Jim Garnett Jim (James) Garnett was, according to his nephew, “more or less” a founder member of the Communist Party. Born in 1894, he became a major figure during the Lancashire cotton strikes of the […]

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Gee T(om)

T(om) Gee In 1925 a sensational near victory took place in local elections in Wednesbury. A Communist, T Gee, in an out-of-the-blue (red?) straight fight with an Independent in Town Hall ward (one of five […]

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Gray Olga

  Olga Gray Born Olga Isabel Gray in Chorlton, Lancashire, now part of Manchester, in 1906, her father had been a night editor of the Daily Mail. This had adopted an overtly imperialist, far right […]