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Francis Ben

Ben Francis Ben Francis was born in South Wales in 1897 and, on leaving school, he worked in coal mining until he served in army in the First World War. He was gassed while serving […]

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Frankel Ben

Ben Frankel Benjamin Frankel was born in London on 31st January 1906. His parents met and married in England but were both immigrants. His father, Charles Frankel, had come from Warsaw, after completing military service […]

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Murray Ben

  Ben Murray Born Frederick Murray on 19th July 1895 in Enniskillen, he lived outside Aughnacloy, where his father was an RIC sergeant of a Methodist background.   Having emigrated to Canada at the age […]

Encyclopedia of Communist Biographies

Ainley Ben

Ben Ainley was a long-standing Manchester Communist and a teacher with 50 years of activity in the NUT and peace movement behind him.  After his retirement, he became involved in Unity Arts, a plan to […]


Bradley Ben

Born in Walthamstowe in 1898 as Benjamin Francis Bradley, Bradley was an engineering worker who joined the Communist Party and became a key figure in the Metalworkers Minority Movement. A member of the London District […]

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Rubner Ben

Ben Rubner  Born on September 30th 1921, the youngest of three sons of a Jewish family, Ben Rubner was born and bred in London’s east end. He followed the family trade of furniture making and […]


Cohen Ben

Ben Cohen Born 1910, Reuben Cohen was the long-term branch secretary of the local Communist Party on Harold Hill Estate Hill estate, at the eastern end of Romford, Essex, an overspill for London. Ben Cohen, […]