1990s >> 1994 >> no-1073-january-1994

Obituary: Robert Smith

We are saddened to hear of the death of last year of our comrade Robert Smith of Camden Branch.


Bob Smith was born in Hendon in 1915 where his family had lived for generations, back to the time when it was a village in Middlesex and not the north London suburb it is today. He became a socialist through listening to Socialist Party speakers in Hyde Park, joining the old Paddington Branch in 1938. His work as an accounts clerk meant that he was called upon at various times to do all the jobs at branch level involving finance (treasurer, auditor, literature secretary). For a short while he served as the Party’s Treasurer at national level. But he was also an occasional speaker and writer as well as his branch’s delegate to Conference.


He will remembered as a quiet pleasant man who was a dedicated socialist.