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Gadsby Jack

Jack Gadsby                       Born on February 8th 1905, in Aston Road, Birmingham, his family moved to near Blaenavon, South Wales, when he was four years old. Having left school at 13 years, Jack briefly moved in […]

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Gallacher Willie

Willie Gallacher  Left – Gallacher in 1945    WILLIE GALLACHER (1881-1965) WAS ONE OF THE MOST FAMOUS AND MOST LOVED OF BRITISH  COMMUNISTS – HE WAS AN ELECTED COMMUNIST MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT FOR MANY YEARS.    Born 25th […]

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Galton Dorothy

Dorothy Galton Dorothy was a secretary at the University of London, noted for a ‘formidable’ and ‘autocratic’ approach to the running of the School of Slavonic Studies in Senate House, Bloomsbury. Files released to the […]

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Gandy Robin

Robin Gandy (pictured below c1970) Born 1919, Gandy became a Communist at university. He was also to become an intimate friend, student and colleague of the noted mathematician, Alan Turing, who is now more widely […]

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Garber Joe

  Joe Garber    Joe Garber   Joe Garber was born in Bethnal Green on 19th September 1911, where he lived at 7 Dunk St, Whitechapel, and attended JFS School. His family were Jewish immigrants […]

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Gardner Jim

Jim Gardner A member of the Communist Party, Gardner was a leading official of the National Union of Foundry Workers (long since subsumed in the mergers that led to Unite the union *see below). Garner […]

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Garland Paul

Paul Garland   Garland was an active member of the Young Communist League in Bristol during the 1950s and early 1960s.   He was National Chairman of the YCL in 1961 and Secretary of the […]

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Garman Douglas

  Douglas Garman Garman was born in 1903, one of nine children born to a GP and his wife, Dr Walter and Marjorie Garman of Wednesbury, Staffordshire, who produced this family between 1901 and 1916. […]

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Garner Doreen

Doreen Garner  Doreen was born in Wallasey, Merseyside in 1903. During the Spanish civil war she was involved in campaigning for relief and welcoming Spanish children to the UK. She moved to Dorset around 1943 […]

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Garner Ray and Alan

 Ray and Alan Garner   Ray Garner and his identical twin brother Alan were born fifteen minutes apart on the 5th June 1929 at the Bath Road Nursing Home, Wolverhampton. They were easily distinguishable to […]