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Temple joined the YCL during the Second World War and later was a member of the Communist Party's Executive Committee for 15 years.
A stalwart of the Darlington branch of the Communist Party, he was a railway engineering worker.
He worked on the LNER line in 1963, at the North Tees depot, where he led a fight against its closure.
Temple died on May 24th 1991 at the age of 71 years.
Source: Morning Star 6th June 1991