Born: November 22, 1919 in Adamów, Poland
Died: May 21, 1980 in London, Great Britain
medals: Polish: Commander’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta; Officer’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta; Cross of Valour; Army Medal; Monte Cassino Memorial Cross; „Pro Patria” Medal; „Pro Memoria” Medal and many other Polish and British decorations
Fates before joining Anders Army :
During the German-Soviet invasion of Poland in 1939, he was evacuated to the Bug river as a civilian employee of the Central Industrial District. From November 1939, a soldier of the Warsaw City District of the Związek Walki Zbrojnej (Union of Armed Struggle). In April 1940, arrested by the Soviets while crossing the border of the General Government. Imprisoned until December 1940 in Przemyśl and Starobielsk, then in labor camps in the Kotlas-Uchta region. Sent in September 1941 to work in a kolkhoz, he escaped to the Kazakh Soviet Republic, where in March 1942 he joined the Polish Armed Forces in the USSR.
From March 1944, a participant in the Italian campaign as a platoon commander in the 15th Poznań Uhlan Regiment of the 5th Kresowa Infantry Division of the 2nd Polish Corps. He fought for Monte Cassino, Ancona, Tolentino, Biagio, Civitella di Romagna and in the Emilian Apennines.
Demobilized in December 1948. He remained in Great Britain. For many years he was the president of the Association of Soldiers of the 5th Kresowa Infantry Division of the 2nd Polish Corps and the Association of Soldiers of the 15th Poznań Uhlan Regiment. He visited Poland many times after 1989.
author: Aneta Hoffmann, Warsaw, Poland