I have just joined the site after reading lots of other threads on here. I am trying to find out some history on my Grandad, Jan Czajkowski and his brother Leonard.
This is a calendar of events so far:
Jan Born 15 May 1912 Leonard born 19 April 1918. Location possibly Lida (now Belarus)
Jan Polish ARMY Cavalry, 5 PSK, TARNOW 1933 (see Picture) Leon Polish ARMY 1939.
Unclear if my Grandad stayed in the Polish Cavalry from 1933 up until 1939. I think he was in the Polish cavalry at the outbreak of WWII and he was sent to Siberia with his brother.
I know he was in 'Anders ARMY' as he was stationed in Italy (see pictures) but don't know how he got there.
I have his medals (see pictures) but know little about them. I have contacted the War records office at RAF Northolt to gain his service career records. This might detail exactly what he did from 1933. I am also going to write to Central Military Archives ul. Czerwonych Beretůw 124, 00-910 Warsaw-Rembertůw, Poland as I understand they have some records.
I don't know if picture 'Jan Czajkowski 1' is a military uniform?
Picture 'Jan Czajkowski 2' has 2 other gentleman in. Maybe someone on here is related?
Picture 'Jan Czajkowski 3' was taken in Vilnius, year unknown.
Any help, advice would be great as I have hit a brick wall at the moment.
I haven't really started on my Nan's side. She was from Smagow and was forced labour in Sachsenhaussen, Auschwitz and another camp. I haven't a clue how she ended up there or even how she managed to survive.
My Grandad and Nan met at a UK camp sometime in 1947.
Anyway, any help as I say would be great