Hastings Jack

Jack Hastings Francis John Clarence Westenra Plantagenet ‘Jack’ Hastings, the 16th Earl of Huntingdon, was born on 30 January 1901 to his father, the 15th Earl, and mother, Maud Margaret Wilson.  The family traced its […]

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Iliffe Jack

Jack Iliffe   Jack Illiffe was a Communist Party activist during the 1930s who spoke regularly in Leicester's Market Place. When he appeared in court, following a Blackshirts’ meeting, he described himself as a propagandist.    […]

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Unsworth Jack

Jack Unsworth   Jack Unsworth was one of two sons of staunch Marxist socialist Bill Unsworth, the champion marker-off in the boiler shop at Gorton Tank in Manchester that Harry Pollitt learned his trade in. […]

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Evans Jack

  Jack Evans Born in 1920, Jack Evans left his studies at Bristol University in 1939 to fight as a commando in the Second World War. Having returned to his studies after the war, he […]

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Trotter Jack

Jack Trotter Born in 1879, Jack (John) Trotter was a foundation and life-long member of the Communist Party. He was jailed in the wake of the general strike at the age of 47, being sentenced […]

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Rosenberg Jack & Harry

  Jack and Harry Rosenberg The Rosenbergs were Cockney Jews, Jack born in early 1917 and Harry in 1919.  The brothers were active in the Hackney Workers Sports Club from 1933 and possibly before that the Clarion Cycle […]

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Leckie Jack

Jack Leckie John Villiers Leckie was a member of the Socialist Labour Party, born in Scotland of Irish extraction, he was a time-served engineering worker. He was the Chairman of the Communist Labour Party, a transitional body, […]

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Kingsford Jack

Jack Kingsford Kingsford was a Communist Party member in South East London.   He wrote to the Daily Worker 21st November 1961 to complain about the decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of Russia, […]


Charlesworth Jack

Jack Charlesworth John James Charlesworth, always known as Jack, was born in 1900 at the family home of 4, Howitt Street, Heanor, in the Nottingham district. His father was a hosiery dyer’s sorter, a semi-skilled […]