No Picture
S

Sack Joe

Joe Sack   Joseph Sack was born in 1921, the youngest of six children of a Ukrainian Jewish couple who had come to England in 1901. The family home was close to White Hart Lane […]

No Picture
S

Sahnow Will

Will Sahnow   Born in 1898, Will Sahnow’s first love was the orchestra, his instruments the cello and the French horn. His first musical position was as an amateur conductor of an Orchestra in North London, organised by the […]

No Picture
S

Saklatvala Shapurji

Shapurji Saklatvala Although the celebrated Communist MP from the 1920s, Shapurji Saklatvala (`Sak’ to many) was not a foundation member of the Communist Party, he joined it within months of its establishment, after the ILP’s […]

No Picture
S

Salisbury Alf

Alf Salisbury Alf Salisbury (far left) demonstrating in Stepney in 1936   Alf was born to Latvian Jewish immigrant parents in 1909, one of ten children. He left school at 14 years of age and […]

No Picture
S

Salisbury John

 John Salisbury Salisbury, who was employed at the Naval Dockyard in Plymouth for most of the inter-war years, was a Communist dismissed from his employment over alleged involvement in the sabotage of naval vessels in […]

No Picture
S

Samuel Raphael

Raphael Samuel Raphael Samuel, the son of Jewish Communist parents, was born in London in 1934 and educated at King's Alfred's School and at Balliol College, Oxford, where he was taught by Christopher Hill. Samuel […]

No Picture
S

Sapper Laurie

Laurie Sapper Lawrence Joseph Sapper was born on 15th September 1922 and brought up in west London. He displayed an astonishing photographic memory from the age of five and went to grammar school. During the […]

No Picture
S

Savage Bill

Bill Savage William (Bill) Savage was the Editor of the Communist Party’s Essex-based publication, the `Rural Crusader’. In June 1946, its first edition was launched and it soon achieved a circulation of 2,500 copies.   […]

No Picture
S

Savage Jim

Jim Savage Born in Cork in 1923, the story of his life was to be inexorably linked to the struggles for Irish freedom and socialism. In the tradition of the great Irish labour leader and […]

No Picture
S

Saville John

John Saville John Saville is mainly remembered as an academic historian but was for many years from the start of his university days, and for the next 22 years, a Communist Party member.   Left: […]