Ernie Trory

1913-2000

It is with great sorrow that we learned about the death of one of Northstar Compass's most popular and best read columnists.

Ernie Trory was born in Fulham, London, England but moved to Brighton at the early age seven for health reasons. At age of eighteen (1931) he joined the Communist Party and participated in the Hunger Marches in 1932.

In 1936 he visited Moscow and after coming back he became Sussex Communist Party District Organizer from 1938-1940.

In 1940 he was called up military duty but was immediate and mysteriously discharged in May of 1941. He was sent to work at the Southern Railway Maintenance Department and there he joined the National Union of Railway men and wrote many articles for the union paper 'Railway Review".

After the Second World War Ernie Trory founded his own publishing company "Crabtree Press" through which he published all of his many political books. In 1977 he became one of the founders of the New Communist Party in Britain. He also wrote for the "New Worker" newspaper and also had a regular column for years in the "Northstar Compass" journal, published in Canada.

His many books were promoted and sold through "Northstar Compass" all over the world.

We send our deepest condolences to his family and friends.

Editorial Board of Northstar Compass

Close this page to return.