I have question to the experts of the Polish Armed Forces in the West.
My neighbours have showed me the group of documents with decorations awarded to one of the family members. The problem is that all documents were issued for one name except for Monte Cassino Cross, which was issued to the man with the same forename – Pawel, the same rank – kapral podchor., from the same combat unit, but with different surname…??? Monte Cassino Cross number is 9173 and according to the document it was awarded to kpr. podchor. Pawel Malinowski but all other documents are awarded to kpr. podchor. Pawel Sornek. The family was very surprised with this finding and they are absolutely sure that he did not change the family name.
How it is possible??? Transcription error???
Thank you for your help in advance!