I have another request to you.
A friend of mine is looking for the information about Monte Cassino Cross given to cpl/sgt Antoni SRODA (born in 1910).
Is there a chance that you know a number of his MC Cross and eventually his unit?
Your knowledge and experience is always welcomed!
Thank you in advance.
Many thanks for your email, requesting help on finding information on Antoni Sroda.
I have been able to find the following information on Antoni Sroda, when awarded the Monte Cassino Cross his details are as follows:
Army Number (also found on his ID Tags): 1910-23-III
Unit : 4BSK, 3DSK
Monte Cassino Cross Numbered: 12638
Antoni ended the war as a Plutowny, interesting whilst looking for Antoni's details, I only found 3 other Sroda's listed as being awarded the Monte Cassino Cross, Teodor who also served in 3DSK, Jozef & Aleksander.
Anyway I hope that the above information is of some use and help.
Wishing you and your family a Very Merry Christmas
Last edited by andrzejku98; 12-24-2013 at 11:23 AM.
As always - great info!
Thank you very much.
Are you living in the Sikorski Institute? :-)
Late very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year for you too.
Dear Andrzejku or anyone from the forum,
Please help me with the identification of the Monte Cassino Cross numbered 26052.
All the information on the recipient of this cross are welcomed!!!
Thank you in advance,
The Monte Cassino Cross Numbered: 26052 was awarded to the following recipient:
Christian Name: Jan
Fathers Name: Piotr
Date of Birth: 1909
Army Number (also found on his ID Tags) : 1909/69/III
Unit: 5 Baonu Lacznosz (5th Signals Battalion, 5KDP).
Arrested by the Latvians when his unit crossed over from Poland on the 20th September 1939 placed in a camp at Ulbrok, transfered to a camp at Juchnow on the 6th September 1940, 9th June 1941 transfered again to a camp located at Ponoj, 27th July 1941 moved to a camp located at Suzdal. He joined the Anders Army at Tatiszczewo on the 4th September 1941.
He seems to have been pre war Regular, he is listed as a Plutowny in 1935 serving in the KOP.
That is all the information that I could find on him, I hope that it is of some use and help.
2014 marks the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Monte Cassino, I just thought that I would share the image shown below with you all.
Click to open in a new window and to enlarge
The bottom right of the painting depicts Generals Duch, Anders Rakowski & Sulik.
Best wishes for a Happy New Year in 2014
Thank you very much Andrzejku for all these data !!! - as usual you help was invaluable !!!
I have bought this Monte Cassino Cross with the badge of 25th Lancers Regiment of the Polish Armed Forces in the West and I have been informed that both badges belonged to the same person. Unfortunately, there was lack of any documents. I have not got also the recipient list of Monte Cassino Cross or 25th Lancers Regiment Badge.
Thank you once again!!! And I wish you very Happy New Year!!!
!!! A HAPPY NEW YEAR and ALL THE BEST in 2014 to EVERYONE !!!
I just thought that with this being the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Monte Cassino, I would post some photographs of the Recipients of the Cross with their Name Rank and Cross Number. These range from soldier to senior officers, please feel free to add any photographs of recipients that you have.
Porucznik Witold Swidrski MCC 1809
Kapitan Marcelian Czechowski MCC 15463
Plutowny Jan Jaszcza MCC 15719
Podporucznik Jozef Bujanowski MCC 15461
Podpulkownik Wiktor Stoczkowski MCC 17015
St.Strz. Jan Magiera MCC 17334
St.Panc. Stanislaw Jankowski 2nd Squadron 44Panc MCC 29202 (also awarded the VM)
St Panc Wincenty Bak 2nd Squadron 4PPanc MCC 29071 (also awarded the VM, KW, and British Military Medal)
If you click on the photographs they will open up in a new window enlarged.
Well that is all for tonight.
Last edited by andrzejku98; 04-29-2015 at 09:06 PM.
Now to continue on from my last post with some more photographs of recipients of the Monte Cassino Cross:
Kapral adam Piwinski 3rd Squadron 4PPanc MCC 29454
Kapral Bronislaw Koiro 3rd Squadron 4PPanc MCC 29233
Kapitan Edward Budzianowski 4PPanc MCC 28995
Panc. Mieczyslaw Frac 3rd Squadron 4PPanc MCC 29150
Por. Jan Kochanowski VM 3rd Squadron 4PPanc MCC 29015
Por. Mieczyslaw Bialkiewicz 4PPanc MCC 28992
Por. Romuald Fait VM 3rd Squadron 4PPanc MCC 29002
St.Panc. Boleslaw Orlik 3rd Squadron 4PPanc MCC 29425
Ppor. Jan Szablowski 2nd Squadron 4PPanc MCC 29032
St.Panc. Aleksander Jaklewicz 2nd Squadron 4PPanc MCC 29205
Ppor. Bohdan Dolinski 6PPanc MCC 30472
Kapral Wladyslaw Dzuman 6PPanc MCC 30476
Pplk. Feliks Motyka MCC 30359
Kapral Wojciech Durlik PUK MCC 38251
Por. Jozef Witkowski PUK MCC 38157
Ppor. Wincenty Tomaszewski PUK MCC 38152
Rtm. Stanislaw Stryjewski 3rd Squadron PUK MCC 38150
Ulan. Antoni Ziubroniewicz 3rd Squadron PUK MCC 38739
That's all for now I will post some more either later today or on Saturday.
p.s. remember to click the photographs to enlarge in a new page.