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John Cornford

(1915-1936), Poet

Sitter in 1 portrait
Poet; son of a classicist and a poet, John Cornford graduated from Trinity College Cambridge in June 1936 and left to fight in the Spanish Civil War that August. A member of the Communist Party, he joined the Anarchist POUM and was killed on the Cordoba front at the age of 21.

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John Cornford; Rachel ('Ray') Peters, by Ramsey & Muspratt - NPG P363(7)

John Cornford; Rachel ('Ray') Peters

by Ramsey & Muspratt
bromide print, 1934
NPG P363(7)

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Adam Cornford

04 March 2018, 08:26

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John Cornford’s body was never recovered. His family is working with Jose Luis Pantoja Vallejo, archivist and librarian for Lopera Spain to raise awareness to locate the mass grave he is presumed to be buried in. The family and Lopera’s archivist use social media in hopes to counter misinformation and to receive messages from their inquiries to Spain’s government about the accurate historical record of John Cornford’s grave.

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