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Kahn Joe

Joe Kahn Joe Kahn was born on the 24th February 1916 in London to Russian-Jewish immigrants. He left school at 15 and worked in a number of jobs before becoming a warehouseman. He joined the […]

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Kaiser Tom

Tom Kaiser Kaiser was born on May 2nd 1924, was brought up and educated in Melbourne, Australia. He graduated in 1943 with a first in physics and radio-physics. In 1949, he handed out leaflets opposing […]

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Kane Jock

Jock Kane John Kane first worked in the pits at Fouldshields colliery in West Lothianfrom the age of 14 in 1921. At the age of 15, he joined the Communist Party, an allegiance he was […]

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Kane Johnny Cllr

  Councillor Johnny Kane Johnny Kane was a Communist County councillor for Renton, in the Vale of Leven, from the 1940s until his death in the late 1950s. Described by local history sources as “one […]

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Kane Mick

Mick Kane Kane was the brother of Jock Kane and uncle to Bridget Jones (see separate entries), and he was also a Communist and a miners’ leader. Pic: Mick Kane is in the centre of […]

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Kapp Yvonne

Yvonne Kapp Yvonne Kapp (nee Mayer) was born in London on April 17th 1903, to a German Jewish family from the Rhineland, her father being engaged in the vanilla trade. She was briefly at King’s […]

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Kartun Derek

 Derek Kartun                                                                                                                                                        Born Derek Isidor Kartun, in Margate on 9th August 1919, Kartun was the son of a Russian-French father and a Polish-English mother. He was born into the world of the cultured bourgeoisie, […]

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Kay John D

John D. Kay     Born in 1927, John Kay worked for most of his professional life as an architect at the Department of Education, where to quote from an article he wrote entitled Old […]

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Kaye Solly

Solly (Solomon) Kaye Kaye was born October 8th 1913, the son of Lithuanian Jewish immigrants. His father died when he was five years old, leaving his mother to cope with poverty through charity. At 14, […]

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Keable Bill

Bill Keable William George Keable was born in 1903 in Limehouse East London, the eldest child of six of a father who was a postman and a mother who was a shirt-maker. His grandmother had […]