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Monte Cassino cross

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  1. #5121

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    Hello Everyone,

    I came across the following ID Tags for sale on Allegro.pl:

    Monte Cassino cross

    ID Tags belonging to Florian Sadka

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

    Rank: Kapral (Corporal)

    Surname: Sadka

    Christian Name: Florian

    Date of Birth: 17th September 1916

    Fathers Name: Franciszek

    Army Number: 1916-9-III

    Unit: 3 Karpacki Batalion Łączności (3rd Carpathian Signals Battalion)

    Monte Cassino Cross Numbered: 12040

    Best wishes

    Andrzej

  2. #5122

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    Hello Everyone,

    Also for sale on Allegro though being sold separately are the following Legitymacja:

    Monte Cassino cross

    Monte Cassino Cross Legitymacja obverse

    Monte Cassino cross

    Monte Cassino Cross Legitymacja reverse

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

    Rank: Ulan (Lancer)

    Surname: Porochoński

    Christian Name: Józef

    Date of Birth: 1912

    Fathers Name: Jan

    Army Number: 1912-133-III

    Unit: 15 Pułk Ułanów Poznańskich (15th Lancers Regiment)

    Monte Cassino Cross Numbered: 24162

    Monte Cassino cross

    British Stars Legitymacja obverse

    Monte Cassino cross

    British Stars Legitymacja reverse

    Monte Cassino cross

    15PULP Badge Legitymacja obverse

    Monte Cassino cross

    15PULP Badge Legitymacja reverse

    Monte Cassino cross

    5KDP Badge Legitymacja obverse (Not the usual cover one finds for the Badge)

    Monte Cassino cross

    5KDP Badge Legitymacja reverse

    Monte Cassino cross

    2nd Corps Badge Legitymacja obverse

    Monte Cassino cross

    2nd Corps Badge Legitymacja reverse

    click the photographs to open in a new window.

    It is a shame to split this group up and if it is it could take a lifetime to get back together, but that is only my opinion

    Best wishes

    Andrzej

  3. #5123

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    Hello Everyone,

    I came across the following in the last week whilst surfing the internet:

    Monte Cassino cross

    British Stars Legitymacja obverse awarded to 3KPAPL.

    Monte Cassino cross

    British Stars Legitymacja reverse awarded to Kan. Kazimierz Żeligowski, 3KPAPL.

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

    Rank: Kanonier (Artilleryman)

    Surname: Żeligowski

    Christian Name: Kazimierz

    Date of Birth: 1908

    Fathers Name: Walenty

    Army Number: 1908-20-III

    Unit: 3KPAPL

    Monte Cassino Cross Numbered: 14321

    Monte Cassino cross

    1939 Campaign

    He fought in the Polish Army during the September 1939 Campaign being captured by the soviets in Monasterzysko on the 18th September 1939 and re-joined the Polish Army at Tockoje on the 2nd September 1941.

    Monte Cassino cross

    Ulan Zygmunt Wiesław Stachowski

    Monte Cassino cross

    Medals and Badges etc belonging to Ulan Zygmunt Wiesław Stachowski

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

    Rank: Ulan

    Surname: Stachowski

    Christian Name: Zygmunt Wiesław

    Date of Birth: 1925

    Army Number: 1925-149-III

    Unit: 12PUL

    Monte Cassino Cross numbered: 11454

    He ended the war serving with the 7PUL.

    Monte Cassino cross

    Grave of Władysław Ponimasz

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

    Rank: Bomb. (Lance Corporal-Artillery)

    Surname: Ponimasz

    Christian Name: Władysław

    Date of Birth: 26th April 1909

    Army Number: 1909-58-III

    Unit: 10PAC

    Monte Cassino Cross Numbered: 34172

    By the end of the war in Europe he had been awarded the Cross of Valour, he returned to Poland after the end of the war in Europe and died on the 19th September 1990.

    Monte Cassino cross

    Grave of Hipolit Kostrzewski

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

    Rank: Strz.

    Surname: Kostrzewski

    Christian Name: Hipolit

    Date of Birth: 17th April 1911

    Army Number: 1911-229-III

    Unit: 9 Lekka Kompania Sanitarna

    Monte Cassino Cross numbered: 31277

    He survived the war in Europe and returned to Poland where he died on the 8th October 1980

    Best wishes

    Andrzej

  4. #5124

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    Hello Everyone,

    I came across the following whilst surfing the internet this last week:

    Monte Cassino cross

    Monte Cassino Cross reverse numbered: 27779

    When awarded the recipients details were as follows:

    Rank: Sierz. (Sergeant)

    Surname: Makowski

    Christian Name: Władysław

    Date of Birth: 1903

    Army Number: 1903-74-III

    Unit: 15KZaop (15th Transport Company, 5KDP)

    Monte Cassino Cross numbered: 27779

    Monte Cassino cross

    Grave of Wanda M Serwatowska

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

    Rank: Siostra sal.

    Surname: Serwatowska

    Chrsitian Name: Wanda Maria Felicja Ignaca

    Date of Birth: 9th June 1916

    Army Number: 1916-360-III

    Unit: 1SW (1st Military Hospital)

    Monte Cassino Cross numbered: 42569

    She survived the war and married and emigrated to Canada where she died on the 21st March 1996.

    Monte Cassino cross

    Monte Cassino Cross reverse numbered: 33869

    When awarded the recipients details were as follows:

    Rank: Plut. (Lance Sergeant)

    Surname: Chodzko

    Christian Name: Adam

    Date of Birth: 1908

    Army Number: 1908-5-III

    Unit: 10 Pułk Artylerii Ciężkiej (10th Medium Artillery Regiment, 2nd Group Artillery)

    Monte Cassino Cross numbered: 33869

    The ID Tags also have the same Christian Name and Army Number, only the surname is spelt incorrectly.

    Best wishes

    Andrzej

  5. #5125

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    Hello Everyone,

    I came across the following whilst surfing the other day:

    Monte Cassino cross

    Monte Cassino Cross obverse

    Monte Cassino cross

    Monte Cassino Cross reverse numbered: 43913

    Monte Cassino cross

    Monte Cassino Cross reverse numbered: 43913 close up

    When awarded the recipients details were as follows:

    Rank: St.Szer. (Lance Corporal)

    Surname: Wilczyński

    Christian Name: Józef

    Date of Birth: 2nd November 1908

    Fathers Name: Stanisław

    Army Number: 1908-144-III

    Unit: 21 Kompania Transportowa (21st Transport Company)

    Monte Cassino Cross numbered: 43913

    Best wishes

    Andrzej

  6. #5126

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    Hello Everyone,

    I came across the following Monte Cassino Cross and Legitymacja whilst surfing today:

    Monte Cassino cross

    Monte Cassino Cross Legitymacja obverse

    Monte Cassino cross

    Monte Cassino Cross and Legitymacja reverse

    When awarded the Monte Cassino Cross the recipient's details were as follows:

    Rank: Kapral Pchor. (Corporal-Officer Cadet)

    Surname: Łojkuć

    Christian Name: Eugeniusz

    Date of Birth: 1920

    Army Number: 1920-13-III

    Unit: 5 Kresowy Batalion Łączności (5th Kresowa Signals Battalion)

    Monte Cassino Cross Numbered: 26297

    By the time he was awarded the 5th Division's Badge he had been promoted to Plutonowy Pdchor. (Lance Sergeant-Officer Cadet)

    Monte Cassino cross

    5KDP Badge Legitymacja obverse

    Monte Cassino cross

    5KDP Badge Legitymacja Numbered: 4391 awarded to Plut.Pchor. Eugeniusz Łojkuć

    The only other information I was able to glean was an entry in the London Gazette dated 16th March 1960

    Monte Cassino cross

    Entry for Eugeniusz Łojkuć being granted British Citizenship

    London Gazette Dated: 16th March 1960

    Issue Number: 41983

    Page Number: 1921

    Best wishes

    Andrzej

    p.s. click on the photographs to enlarge in a new page.

  7. #5127

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    Hello Everyone,

    I came across the following this morning whilst surfing and thought that I would post them here:

    Monte Cassino cross

    Monte Cassino Cross obverse

    Monte Cassino cross

    Monte Cassino Cross reverse numbered: 38896

    Monte Cassino cross

    Monte Cassino Cross reverse close up of numbering

    When awarded the recipients details were as follows:

    Rank: St.Saper (Lance Corporal of Engineers)

    Surname: Borowski

    Christian Name: Wacław

    Date of Birth: 26th May 1911

    Fathers Name: Józef

    Place of Birth: Wyśmierzyce

    Army Number: 1911-233-III

    Unit: 10 Baon Saperow Korpusu (10th Engineers Battalion)

    Monte Cassino Cross numbered: 38896

    The following Monte Cassino Cross has already been listed when it was for sale on Ebay it is now for sale on Allegro.pl

    Monte Cassino cross

    Monte Cassino Cross obverse

    Monte Cassino cross

    Monte Cassino Cross reverse numbered: 3010

    Monte Cassino cross

    Monte Cassino Cross reverse close up of numbering

    When awarded the recipients details were as follows:

    Rank: Strz. (Rifleman)

    Surname: Barteczka

    Christian Name: Czesław

    Date of Birth: 1922

    Army Number: 1922-16-III

    Unit: 4BSK

    By the end of the war in Europe he had been awarded the Cross of Valour (KW), he came to the UK with his Battalion and after being demobbed from the Polish Resettlement Corps settled down to civilian life in a foreign land. Czesław Barteczka died in 1967 aged 44 in Leighton Buzzard in Bedfordshire.

    Best wishes

    Andrzej

  8. #5128

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    Hello Everyone,

    I found the following whilst surfing the internet this morning:

    Monte Cassino cross

    Monte Cassino Cross numbered: 39570

    When awarded the recipients details were as follows:

    Rank: Saper (Engineer)

    Surname: Takuszewicz

    Christian Name: Michał

    Date of Birth: 4th April 1917

    Army Number: 1917-28-III

    Unit: 10 Baon Saperow Korpusu (10th Engineers Battalion)

    Monte Cassino Cross numbered: 39570

    He survived the war in Europe being awarded the Bronze Cross of Merit with swords (BKZzM), he came to the UK with his Battalion and after being demobbed from the Polish Resettlement Corps settled down to life in a foreign land. But by 1949 he had decided to emigrate to Canada, which he did, leaving Southampton on board the MS Aquitania on the 3rd August 1949 bound for Halifax in Nova Scotia.

    Monte Cassino cross

    He settled down to civilian life in Canada and by 1962 was working has a Tailor in Winnipeg, he lived at 321 Beecher Avenue in Winnipeg and died on the 30th April 2012 aged 95, Michał Takuszewicz was buried in the Brookside Cemetery in Winnipeg.

    I was also able to find a photograph of Michał Takuszewicz wearing his medals

    Monte Cassino cross

    Michał Takuszewicz post war photograph

    Best wishes

    Andrzej

  9. #5129

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    Hello Everyone,

    For sale on Allegro.pl the following Monte Cassino Cross:

    Monte Cassino cross

    Monte Cassino Cross obverse

    Monte Cassino cross

    Monte Cassino Cross reverse numbered: 31807

    Monte Cassino cross

    Monte Cassino Cross reverse numbered: 31807 close up

    When awarded the recipients details were as follows:

    Rank: Strz. (Rifleman)

    Surname: Szawlis

    Christian Name: Jan

    Date of Birth: 11th December 1910

    Fathers Name: Stanisław

    Army Number: 1910-253-III

    Unit: 9 Kompania Zaopatrywania (9th Transport Company, 2nd Armoured Brigade)

    Monte Cassino Cross Numbered: 31807

    Best wishes

    Andrzej

  10. #5130

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    Hello Everyone,

    Whilst surfing yesterday I came across the following Legitymacja for the Monte Cassino Cross:

    Monte Cassino cross

    Monte Cassino Cross Legitymacja numbered: 733

    When awarded the recipients details were as follows:

    Rank: Strz. (Rifleman)

    Surname: Żarski

    Christian Name: Franciszek

    Date of Birth: 1st November 1911

    Fathers Name: Andrzej

    Army Number: 1911-55-III

    Unit: KGD2K (Headquarters 2nd Corps)

    Monte Cassino Cross Numbered: 733

    Monte Cassino cross

    St.Ulan Franciszek Żarski (post war photograph)

    Monte Cassino cross

    British Stars Legitymacja awarded to St. Ulan Franciszek Żarski

    Best wishes

    Andrzej
    Last edited by andrzejku98; 12-01-2022 at 12:30 PM. Reason: additional items added

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