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Keeling Ernie

Ernie Keeling   Born in Oxford on 30 November 1914 to Frank, a coach painter, and Eileen, a full time family worker, Ernie Keeling joined the Communist Party in 1934, after being involved in the […]

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Trory Ernie

Ernie Trory Ernie Trory was born in Fulham in London in 1913 but moved to Brighton at the early age seven for health reasons. He was educated at the local grammar school and at Ardingly College. […]

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Rice Ernie

  Ernie Rice Rice was born in the 1920s. Later being married with a family, he was a Londondocker at Royal Docks. Rice was described by some as Jack Dash’s right hand man, not only […]

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Ellis Ernie

Ernie Ellis Ernie Ellis was a 19 year old Young Communist League (YCL) member from Walthamstow (London) who died during the Second World War, serving as a part-time ARP Warden. It was said that he took […]

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Tomkinson Ernie

  Ernie Tomkinson Ernest Tomkinson was an engineering worker and member of the ASE, and later the AEU, in Openshaw No. 12 Branch. He was a member of the Openshaw Socialist Society, established in 1906 […]


Benson Ernie

Ernie Benson The outstanding long-term organiser of the Communist Party in the north during the 1930s to 1950s, in particular.  Born in Leeds in 1906, in Ernie’s early days in Yorkshire, he found his first […]

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Warmington Ernie

Ernie Warmington   Ernest Ezra Templar Warmington of 94 Westbrook Road was a Communist Party activist from Heston, West Middlesex. During the 1940s, he was a builder and stood as a Communist candidate for Heston […]

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Pountney Ernie

Ernie Pountney Ernie Pountney was born on November 6th 1881, to a family with a radical background; his grandfather had been an active Birmingham Chartist. Ernie lived in Sparkhill, a district of Birmingham until he was […]

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Greenwood Ernie

  The abiding memory of Ernie Greenwood, who died aged 82, is that his anecdotes concerning people or incidents invariably ended with an astute aside accompanied by a deep chuckle, his huge frame gently shaking.    […]

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French Ernie

Ernie French  Born in 1924, Ernie French was a member of the Communist Party from 1945. He was an AEU activist for four decades. A supporter of the Morning Star in the internal conflict of […]