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Obituary: Matt Bragg

Our old comrade Matt Bragg died early in October. He joined the SPGB in June 1923, transferred to Southend Branch about eight years ago and in that time was a regular attender of Branch and other meetings. His consistent work for the Party and determination to promote the case for socialism remained with him to the end. His last days were spent in hospital, still putting the socialist case in discussions with his fellow patients, the Socialist Standard on display at his bedside. At rising 85 years of age. Matt never gave up. Although failing in mobility, he was last seen in London supporting election activity, as he had done in his own area of Southend. He was Branch treasurer for some years until January this year and wrote letters to the press. His congenial and predictable personality were a source of strength to us all and will be sadly missed. We extend our sympathies and understanding to his sister and all relatives.
H. L. Cottis