Clarke William Lawrie

William Lawrie Clarke Born in March 1897, a native of St Ives, his family left for Barry, South Wales, to find work.  In turn, Clarke worked for Great Western Railways, joining ASLEF in 1912. Like […]

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Ewer William

William Ewer   William Norman Ewer was born in 1885 and was known mostly as William, or sometimes Norman, and occasionally by the nickname of Trilby.    He became a Daily Herald journalist from 1912, and […]

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Joss William

William Joss Willie (sometimes Bill in later years) Joss was a founder member of the Communist Party, born in 1879 in Scotland. He was won to Marxian socialism, especially on economics, by hearing William Gee […]

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Keegan William

William Keegan A National Unemployed Workers Movement activist, Keegan was an unemployed Communist miner from Baillieston, North Lanarkshire. He volunteered to join the International Brigade. He had already been active in raising funds for Spain […]


Allen William (Rev)

Reverend William Allen   The Reverend William E Allen was, for twelve years, the congregational minister at Dulwich Grove Congregational Church, Dulwich, London, SE22.   After an article by him in his parish magazine, urging nationalisation […]

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Loeber William C

William C Loeber This is probably the William C Loeber, born in 1892, who was a private in the British army in the First World War.  In peacetime, he Loeber an important leader of rank and […]

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McGuire William

William McGuire McGuire was a Branch Secretary of the Dundee Young Communist League (YCL) who died in Spain. He lived at 15 Tait’s Lane, Dundee and was recruited into the YCL by Hugh Sloan. A […]