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Colin William (Col) Horan (1918–2007)

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Colin William (Col) Horan (1918-2007) seaman, bus driver, trade unionist and Communist 

Birth: 1918 at Paddington, Sydney, New South Wales, son of native-born parents William Cornelius Horan (1863-1940), farmer, and Josephine Magdalen, née Stokes (1892-1973). Marriage: 1942 at St Peter’s Catholic Church, Stockton, Newcastle, NSW, to Leah McClure (1922-2008), born at Templepatrick, Antrim, Northern Ireland. They had one daughter and one son. Death: 7 July 2007 at Newcastle, NSW. Religion: Catholic. 

  • Served as assistant steward in Australian Merchant Navy. Was a rigger and seaman after the war. Lived at Stockton, Newcastle.
  • From about 1945 worked as a bus driver.
  • Australian Tramways and Motor Omnibus Employees Association (ATMOEA) activist. Organiser of No. 2 branch, of the union.
  • Member of Newcastle branch of Communist Party of Australia.

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'Horan, Colin William (Col) (1918–2007)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://labouraustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/horan-colin-william-col-34039/text42677, accessed 21 April 2024.

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Life Summary [details]

Birth

1918
Paddington, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Death

7 July, 2007 (aged ~ 89)
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

Religious Influence

Includes the religion in which subjects were raised, have chosen themselves, attendance at religious schools and/or religious funeral rites; Atheism and Agnosticism have been included.

Occupation
Military Service
Key Organisations
Political Activism