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Zak Bill

Bill Zak Born Nivose William F Zak in Hendon, then in Middlesex, in 1906, Zak was a leading Communist in the London district of the Party as well as being a furnishing trades union activist […]

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Ainsworth Bill

Bill Ainsworth W S Ainsworth was born on 17 January 1917 in Birmingham to William and Emily Ainsworth. Young Bill met his wife Gwen met at a Young Communist League camp in 1935 – probably […]

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Quaintance Bill

  Bill Quaintance William Stanley Quaintance was born on 15th June 1904 in Gittisham Devon and joined the Royal Medical Corp on the 2nd August 1923, aged 19 as a medical orderly. He married Winifred […]

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Luttrell Bill

  Bill Luttrell Born in Devon, Luttrell's family roots had strong radical traditions – his father was Liberal MP for Tavistock and a vegetarian campaigner; his mother, Dorothy Hope Wedderburn, was descended from William Wedderburn, […]

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Shephard Bill

Bill was born to a working class family in Petts Wood, Kent. He spent his national service with the RAF in Malaya. He returned home in 1948 to a job in advertising and began attending […]

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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 […]

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Abbott Bill

Bill Abbott   Born in Ancoats, Manchester in 1905, Abbott became an apprentice pattern-maker at a firm of wire manufacturers at the age of fourteen. He worked there for eight years, from 1919-27, until he […]

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Clarke Bill

  A brief biography of Bill Clarke  by Graham Stevenson additions and corrections welcomed: info@grahamstevenson.me.uk   William Lawrie Clarke Born in March 1897, a native of St Ives, his family left for Barry, South Wales, […]

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Smith Bill

Bill Smith   Bill Smith was a Communist Party member who was active in Leicester in the 1930s and 40s. He was expelled from the Trades Council in the 1930s for his party membership, presumably […]

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Duncan Bill

Bill Duncan Born around 1903, Duncan joined the Communist Party in 1922 in Scotland and become a full-time worker for the Young Communist League. He was sent by the Party to the International Lenin School […]