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Smith John Maynard

  John Maynard Smith Smith was born in 1920 to a well-off family; on leaving school, joined the Communist Party when he began an engineering degree at Trinity College Cambridge. He was an aeronautical engineer […]

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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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Smith Harold

Harold Smith Harold Smith was a leader of the seamen’s strike of 1925, a member of the Amalgamated Marine Workers’ Union (not TUC affiliated), who afterwards found himself blacklisted in most ports. Through family connections […]

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Smith Reggie

Reggie Smith Reginald Donald Smith, always `Reggie’, was a BBC producer of such talent that he is frequently refered to as “legendary”. He was also married to the novelist, Olivia Manning. He was a card-carrying […]

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Smith Cyril

Cyril Smith Smith had moved to Hayes, in West Middlesex, in 1957, and worked as a wood machinist for London Transport.  He joined the Communist Party in 1960, standing as a Communist candidate for the […]

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Smith Ted

Ted Smith Ted Smith was born in 1914 in Hampstead. A retired electrician he recalled his time in the International Brigade when interviewed in 1996:   “All my family were Communists. When people were beginning […]

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Smith Rose

  Rose Smith   Born in 1891 in Putney, London as Rosina Ellis, she moved to Clay Cross, Derbyshire in 1906 and Chesterfield in 1910. Rose became a teacher in an infants’ school and a […]

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Smith Rab

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Rab Smith   A miner in Lochgelly, he served in the army in World War One. A member of ILP until 1921, when joined the Communist Party, Smith became driver to Willie […]

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Smith Peter

Peter Smith Peter Leonard Niall Smith was born in Brighton, Sussex on 10th May 1914 and was educated at Canford school and then at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. He left university with a MA honours degree […]

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Smith Jock

Jock Smith Jock Smith worked for the Clydebank local education authority and was active in the Transport and General Workers Union throughout his working life.   He worked for the Communist Party full-time for a […]