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  1. #5051

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    Hello Valerii,

    Many thanks for your post unfortunately unable to find either listed in the Register of recipients of the Monte Cassino Cross.

    Best wishes

    Andrzej

  2. #5052

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    Hello Everyone,

    Another Face of a recipient of the Monte Cassino Cross this time a junior officer:

    Monte Cassino cross

    Podporucznik (2nd Lieutenant) Stanisław Lechocki

    When awarded the Monte Cassino Cross his details were as follows:

    Rankl: Ppor.

    Surname: Lechocki

    Christian Name: Stanisław Antoni

    Date of Birth: 14th May 1919

    Fathers Name: Jan

    Army Number: 1919-98-III

    Unit: 7PAPLotLek.

    Monte Cassino Cross Numbered: 35684

    Stanisław Lechocki survived the war in Europe and came to the UK with his wife Maria, in 1953 he applied for British citizenship, this was granted on the 30th December 1953 and appeared in the London Gazette Issue number: 40103, Page 1013, Dated: 16th February 1954.

    Monte Cassino cross

    London Gazette entry for Stanisław Antoni Lechocki

    Stanisław Lechocki died on the 22nd February 2002 in London.

    Best wishes

    Andrzej

  3. #5053

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    Hello Everyone,

    Currently for sale on Ebay.co.uk the following:

    Monte Cassino cross

    Monte Cassino Cross and Legitymacja and Army Medal obverse

    Monte Cassino cross

    Monte Cassino Cross and Legitymacja on page from the Register

    Monte Cassino cross

    Monte Cassino Cross reverse numbered: 31162

    Monte Cassino cross

    Army Medal obverse and list for Army Medal

    Monte Cassino cross

    Army Medal reverse and list for Army Medal

    Monte Cassino cross

    Awards List listing award of the Bronze Cross of Merit with Swords

    When awarded the Monte Cassino Cross the recipients details were as follows:

    Rank: Strz. (although the Legitymacja lists his rank as being Kapral (Corporal) which seems to show Strz. underneath)

    Surname: Tyc

    Christian Name: Zdzisław

    Date of Birth: 1919

    Army Number: 1919-74-III

    Unit: 9 Kompania Łączności (9th Signals Company, 2nd Armoured Brigade)

    Monte Cassino Cross Numbered: 31162

    No further information found on this recipient.

    Best wishes

    Andrzej

  4. #5054

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    Hello Everyone,

    Since writing post numbered: 5043 I have found some more information about the recipient and the cross has been listed again for sale on Ebay.co.uk

    Monte Cassino cross

    Monte Cassino cross

    Monte Cassino cross

    Monte Cassino cross

    Monte Cassino Cross numbered: 31165

    Awarded to:

    Rank: Strz.

    Surname: Wagner

    Christian Name: Bolesław Tadeusz

    Date of Birth: 14th November 1923

    Army Number: 1923-96-III

    Unit: 9 Kompania Łączność (9th Signals Company, 2nd Armoured Brigade later 2nd Armoured Division)

    Bolesław Tadeusz Wagner survived the war in Europe and came to the UK with his unit, he died on the 8th December 1961 aged 38

    Monte Cassino cross

    Bolesław Tadeusz Wagner grave 1a

    Monte Cassino cross

    Bolesław Tadeusz Wagners grave 1b

    He was buried in Hampstead Cemetery, Camden, London in plot number: P. 3. 10b.

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    A small photograph of Bolesław Tadeusz Wagner in uniform post war.

    Best wishes

    Andrzej

  5. #5055

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    Hello Everyone,

    I came across a photo of a recipient of the Monte Cassino Cross whilst surfing today and thought that I would share it with you:

    Monte Cassino cross

    Kapitan Lek. Dr. Tadeusz Huczko

    When awarded the Monte Cassino Cross his details were as follows:

    Rank: Kapitan Lek. Dr.

    Surname: Huczko

    Christian Name: Tadeusz

    Date of Birth: 24th March 1909

    Place of Birth: Pinsk

    Army Number: 1909-65-III

    Unit: 5KSanit.

    Monte Cassino Cross Numbered: 26534

    He survived the end of the war in Europe and by the end had been awarded the Following Polish and British Awards:

    Polish

    1) Virtuti Militari Silver Cross Legitymacja Numbered: 10864

    2) Cross of Valour and Bar

    3) Army Medal

    4) Monte Cassino Cross numbered: 26534

    British

    5) Military Cross reverse dated 1945

    6) 1939-1945 Star

    7) Italy Star

    8) 1939-1945 Defence Medal

    9) 1939-1945 War Medal

    Monte Cassino cross

    Orders Decorations and Medals of Kpt. Tadeusz Huczko

    These were sold on the 7th November 2018 by Bosleys Military Auctioneers.

    Tadeusz came to the UK and set up a practice in London.

    Monte Cassino cross

    1951 Medical Register list of Foreign Doctors

    Monte Cassino cross

    1955 Medical Register list of Foreign Doctors

    Tadeusz Huczko joined the Polish Army in July 1929 and by 1939 he was a Porucznik (Lieutenant) serving in the 13DAK, captured by the soviets and released after germany invaded the soviet union in 1941.

    Tadeusz applied for and was granted British Citizenship on the 30th January 1964

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    London Gazette issue numbered: 43280, Page numbered: 2685 Dated 24th March 1964.

    Tadeusz Huczko died on the 13th September 1985 and was cremated on the 20th September 1985

    Monte Cassino cross

    1986 Probate for Tadeusz Huczko

    Tadeusz was survived by his wife Jadwiga (Nee Perzanowska) Born: 29th June 1911 and died on the 3rd September 1998 aged 87.

    The Citation for the Military Cross is as follows:

    Capitan Tadeusz Huczko

    "As officer commanding 5th Field Ambulance Company throughout the Division's Italian Campaign, Captain Huczko very efficiently organised the medical evacuation from the line to the Main Dressing Stations under very difficult conditions. Under fire and in the almost inaccessible mountains, he particularly distinguished himself during the battle for Monte Cassino, between 13th-18th May 1944. When he overcame immense difficulties in the Medical Evacuation from the most forward Advanced Dressing Stations, in the vicinity of Phantom Ridge down via Cavendish track and the Rapido Valley.

    With dauntless courage and unusual energy, he was instrumental in saving many lives of Polish and Allied troops".

    Recommended by: Lieutenant General Szyszko-Bohusz, Commanding 2nd Polish Corps.

    Counter signed by: Lieutenant General R. L. McCreery, GOC Eighth Army.

    Dated: June 1945

    Award: M.C.

    Best wishes

    Andrzej

  6. #5056

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    Dear Andrzej!

    Do you know who store the original medals from the photo above?
    Is it his family members photo?

    Regards, Valerii

  7. #5057

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    Hello Valerii,

    Many thanks for your post the photograph is from the auction site, if you search for Tadeusz Huczko on google you should be able to come across it, the group was sold by Bosley's Military Auctioneers in 2018.

    Best wishes

    Andrzej

  8. #5058

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    Hello Everyone,

    Another Monte Cassino Cross for sale on Ebay.co.uk

    Monte Cassino cross

    Monte Cassino Cross obverse

    Monte Cassino cross

    Monte Cassino Cross reverse

    Monte Cassino cross

    Monte Cassino Cross reverse numbered: 25346

    When awarded the Recipients details were as follows:

    Rank: St.Saper (Lance Corporal)

    Surname: Dziołak

    Christian Name: Kazimierz

    Date of Birth: December 1908

    Fathers Name: Jan

    Army Number: 1908-67-III

    Unit: DS5KDP (Divisional Engineers 5th Kresowa Infantry Division)

    Monte Cassino Cross Numbered: 25346

    Kazimierz Dziołak survived the war in Europe and came to the UK with his unit and after being demobbed from the Polish Resettlement Corps he settled down to civilian life in a foreign land.

    Kazimierz Dziołak died on the 20th July 1992 and was cremated on the 30th July 1992 in Islington, London.

    Monte Cassino cross

    Probate record for his Estate

    Best wishes

    Andrzej

  9. #5059

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    I've attached a photo of the memorial at Wrexham cemetery, burial ground for deceased service personnel from nearby Penley hospital, many who were recipients of the 'Monte Cassino Cross'.

    Rgds,
    Richard.
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture Monte Cassino cross  

  10. #5060

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    Hello Everyone,

    Another day and 2 more Monte Cassino Crosses for sale on Allegro.pl

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    Monte Cassino Cross obverse

    Monte Cassino cross

    Monte Cassino Cross reverse numbered: 3135

    When awarded the Recipients details were as follows:

    Rank: Strz. (Rifleman)

    Surname: Burdziak

    Christian Name: Wojciech

    Date of Birth: 12th August 1917

    Fathers Name: Jan

    Place of Birth: Jasienica

    Army Number: 1917-36-III

    Unit: 6BSK

    Monte Cassino Cross numbered: 3135

    By the end of the war in Europe he had been awarded the Cross of Valour and Bar (KWx2)

    Monte Cassino cross

    Monte Cassino Cross obverse

    Monte Cassino cross

    Monte Cassino Cross reverse numbered: 16589

    When awarded the recipients details were as follows:

    Rank: Chorąży (Warrant Officer)

    Surname: Mikielewicz

    Christian Name: Zygmunt

    Date of Birth: 20th October 1900

    Fathers Name: Ludwik

    Place of Birth: Bieluńce

    Army Number: 1900-107-III

    Unit: 14BS, 5KDP

    Monte Cassino Cross numbered: 16589

    Best wishes

    Andrzej
    Last edited by andrzejku98; 09-24-2022 at 02:42 PM. Reason: correction to post

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