Cullen Dr C K

  Dr C K Cullen Carl K Cullen, always known as C K Cullen, was born in Gloucestershire in 1893. His father, Augustus H Cullen (born 1862 in Nottingham) was a Congregationalist Minister.  CK’s mother […]

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Johnston Roy Dr

Dr Roy Johnston Roy Johnston was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1929; his father, Joseph Johnston, had been a Protestant "Home Ruler" farmer from the Dunganon area of Tyrone and a member of the Irish […]


Lipetz Julius (Dr)

Dr Julius Lipetz   Known as Julie to his colleagues, Lipetz was a well known and respected Edinburgh General Practitioner and active Communist Party member. Born 3rd October 1903 (some sources say 1901), one of five […]


Dunstan Robert (Dr)

Dr Robert Dunstan (1878-1961) Dunstan was a Communist who enjoyed wide support among Labour Party members in Birmingham in the 1920s, so strong that he gained national credibility. Even Poplar’s George Lansbury, who would later […]

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Taylor Cyril Dr

Dr Cyril Taylor Taylor was born in 1921 in New Brighton, Liverpool to Orthodox Jewish parents. His grandfather had fled the pogroms of Eastern Europe to settle in Merseyside. The families name changing from Zadesky […]

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Lucas Freda Dr.

Dr Freda Lucas Dr Freda Lucas stood for the Communist Party at the Hackney Council in 1945 along with William Rust Editor of the Daily Worker, Henry Henkin, Mrs Bronawski and Maurice Blastin. The key […]

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Lewis Dr John

Dr John Lewis In the 1930s, Lewis gave up his place as a Unitarian minister in Ipswich to take on the task of building a national network of Left Book Club discussion groups.   During […]

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Horn Joshua (Dr)

Dr. Joshua Samuel Horn Joshua Horn started life as a poor boy, born in London in 1914, of parents who were refugees from the Russian pogroms. Horn studied medicine by way of a scholarship at University College, […]


Barrow Mollie Dr

Dr Mollie Barrow Dr Mary (always known as Mollie) Barrow from Sparkbrook, Birmingham, was born Mollie was born on 31 January 1908.  She married solicitor, George Corbyn Barrow, born in September 1903, and for much of […]


Crome Len (Dr)

Dr Len Crome MC Len Crome – doctor, soldier, Communist and Chair of the International Brigade Association, Crome was the son of a Jewish businessman and was born in Daugavpils, Latvia on 14th April, 1909. […]