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POLISH 2ND ARMY

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I`m trying to trace the military record of my ex-father in law.

He was Ukrainian, but I believe he served in the 2nd Polish Army Corps at Monte Cassino in Italy.

I`ve tried searching several sites on the internet, but does anyone know where I could find the nominal rolls of the 2 PAC.

I`m also interested in the fact that being an Ukraniaan in the 2 PAC may have been unusual , or not ?

Any help appreciated.

Also not forgetting the support that the Poles gave the UK during the UK (trying to rebuff the stoopid post --Point at Polish in the Naffi bar)
 
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Don't forget that part of what is now Western Ukraine was once part of Poland from 1919 - 1945.

If you have any of his papers with his Army No and unit details, the Ruislip address would be your best bet. I used to deal with their predecessors when they were at Hayes, searching the records to establish Polish ex-Servicemens' entitlement to British war medals.

If the old boys had earned them, they were presented, and the recipients were then entitled to a State pension from the Polish govt.

A sad aside to that was the occasional repatriation of personal effects. Still sealed in their official WW2 envelopes, we (at the Embassy in Warsaw) had to open them to check that there were no "embarrassing" (photos/letters) contents before forwarding to the family. The saddest objects were often the broken wrist watches, usually stopped at the time of death...
 

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