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Greaves C. Desmond

C. DESMOND GREAVES Desmond Greaves (1913-1988), political activist and labour historian, was born 27 September 1913 at 7A Rockville Street, Birkenhead, Merseyside. His father, Charles Edward Greaves, a post office official, and his mother, Amy […]

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Green George and Nan

George and Nan Green NanGreen was born in Nottinghamin 1904 and was brought up in Beeston and then Birmingham.   Nan Green worked for Spanish Aid in London. Her husband, George Green, served with the International […]

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Green Norman

Norman Green Norman Green was born on 26th October 1906 in Ironbridge, Shropshire. His family moved to Coventry while he was still a young boy and he grew up there. He left school at 14 […]

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Greenfield Norman

Norman Greenfield Charles Norman Greenfield was born in Barnsley on April 4th 1907 but he was brought up in Manchester. In his youth, he was an amateur boxing champion and weightlifter, so strong he was […]

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Greening Edwin

Edwin Greening Edwin Greening was born on 2nd August 1910 in Aberdare. Greening began work in the mines of Aberdare at the age of 14.  Later, he joined first the ILP Guild of Youth and […]

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Griffin Johnnie

Johnnie Griffin Johnnie Griffin was a foundation member of the first Communist Group in Belfast, which was set up with the help of Arthur Horner. From the Nationalist tradition, Griffin was a firm advocate of […]

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Gross Harry

Harry Gross His given name was probably Henry but he appears to have used Harry interchangeably. Also, Gross appears to be an Anglicisation of his registered surname of Groeser. Harry was active in the Jewish […]

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Guest David

David Guest Guest was a noted Communist intellectual, first class scholar at Cambridge and International Brigadier who was killed during the battle of the River Ebro in July 1938. He was born in 1911, his father […]

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Guy George

George Guy (Left: as affectionately rendered by Ken Gill during a meeting in 1982) George Guy was born on 1st September 1918 and died on the 4th December 2005.   Guy was the final leader […]