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    Born: December 1st, 1919, Warsaw, Poland

    Died: ?, Toronto, Canada

    Roman Grodzki was born on December 1st, 1919 in Warsaw, Poland. He served in the Second World War under the name Witold Gantkowski to prevent any trace of any people he was connected with. He served in the Polish Home Army (Polish: Armia Krajowa) where he was Second Lieutenant and served as the commander of the 59th Communication Platoon and part of the “Kiliński” battalion – 8th company. He was wounded on August 9th, 1944 during Warsaw Uprising and was placed at a field hospital in 55, Mokotowska St., Warsaw. After the fall of Warsaw Uprising in German captivity until liberation. Later, as part of the Polish 2 Corps, he served in the 2nd Warsaw Armoured Brigade (Army ID no. 1919/330/III). When Polish 2 Corps was transferred from Italy to Great Britain in 1946 Roman Grodzki started to serve in Polish Resettlement Corps until his demobilization on 21 July 1949 from Oulton Park Camp, Western Command. Then he immigrated to Canada where he became active in support of the Polish community. He donated about $100,000 dollars to the Copernicus Lodge retirement home in Toronto, Canada, where he also lived as a resident. It is unknown when he died.

    author : Robert Stanczyk

    source : archives of Orliński Museum, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

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