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Jean Bessant (1883–1952)

Veteran Socialist Jean Besant [Bessant] died in Brisbane recently.

She had been an active fighter for peace and Socialism since the great anti-conscription struggles.

She joined the Communist Party in 1920 and up to her death was an active branch member.

Tribune extends sincere sympathies to Jean Besant's family.

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Alternative Names
  • Bessant, Jane
  • Besant, Jean
  • Mackay, Jean

12 December, 1883
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia


30 October, 1952 (aged 68)
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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