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Brooks Ern

Ern Brooks Brooks was born in 1911 in Manchester, the son of a spinner. He became a printer�s apprentice, who later studied at Manchester Art School, where one of his fellow pupils was L S […]

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McManus Arthur

Arthur McManus was born in Belfast in 1891 but within months his family relocated to Scotland. He was editor of the SLP journal, `The Glasgow Socialist’ and a fitter and member of the ASE. One of the leaders of […]

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Berger Nan

Nan Berger Born on March 8th 1914, near Manchester to a prosperous family, familiarly known to family and friends as `Nancie’, she was married to Roland Berger. Moved to London in 1935, where she and […]

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Mack J D

J D Mack J D Mack was a leading member of the early Communist Party in Leeds. A member of the Labour Party, he led a group of Communists in the Central division of Leeds […]

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Berridge Claude

Claude Berridge   Claude Berridge was born in 1902 and lived in Willesden with his parents Harry, an electric light attendant at a `carriage works (probably an underground train factory) and Selma, a domestic servant. […]

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MacEwan Malcolm

Malcolm MacEwan MacEwan, who was born on December 24th 1911, came from an affluent Highland family in Scotland. He was the son of the leading Scottish Nationalist Sir Alexander MacEwen. Paradoxically however, but dispaing his […]

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Brooks Bill

Bill Brooks Born in Bristol on May 21st 1911, Brooks was apprenticed at the Mount Stewart dry dock. He joined the Labour Party at the age of 15, but gravitated to the Young Communist League […]

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Birch Reg

Reg Birch Born 7th June 1914 and grew up in Kilburn, north west London. His father was a small jobbing builder, who died in 1929. Reg left school to become an apprentice toolmaker and immediately […]

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MacCullough G(eorge)

G. MacCullough A railwayman from Lillie Bridge, West Brompton who, during World War Two, as a shop steward, organised 100% trade unionism in his depot and a higher output of tanks. MacCullough was awarded the […]