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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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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 ...