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Eccarius, John George (1818–1889), tailor and political activist, was born Johann Georg Eccarius in Friedrichroda in the duchy of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg (in current-day Thuringia in Germany) on 23 August 1818, the fourth son of the master tailor Johann Heinrich Eccarius (1776–1844) and his wife, ...

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Gill, Kenneth [Ken] (1927–2009), trade unionist and communist, was born on 30 August 1927 at 19 Leaze Road, Melksham, Wiltshire, the youngest of four children of Ernest Frank Gill (1892–1979), an ironmonger's shop assistant, and his wife, Mary Ethel, née Trueman (1891–1950). He grew up in some poverty in a council house, a home with no books, and with his mother taking in washing to supplement the family's income. He left ...

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Horner, Arthur Lewis (1894–1968), trade unionist and communist, was born at Merthyr Tudful, Glamorgan, on 5 April 1894, the eldest son in a family of seventeen children, eleven of whom died at birth or in early childhood. His father, James Horner, was a railwayman from ...

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Arthur Lewis Horner (1894–1968) by Bassano © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Mann, Thomas [Tom] (1856–1941), trade unionist, socialist, and communist, was born at Bell Green, Foleshill, Coventry, on 15 April 1856, the third surviving child and second son of Thomas Mann, a bookkeeper at the Victoria colliery, and his wife, Mary Anne, née Grant (1821–1858)...

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Thomas Mann (1856–1941) by unknown photographer, c. 1880 Getty Images

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Paynter, Thomas William [Will] (1903–1984), trade unionist and communist, was born at Whitchurch, near Cardiff, Glamorgan, on 6 December 1903, the second of three children and younger of two sons of Daniel James Paynter, coalminer, and his wife, Florence Ethel. His father originated from the Welsh borders and his mother's family were from ...