Quakenbrück

Three crosses at the polish burial ground in Quakenbrück
Three crosses at the polish burial ground in Quakenbrück

There are three sandstone crosses in the plot. On the middle and largest one there is an inscription:

 

ZA

WOLNOŚĆ

NASZĄ I WASZĄ

SIERŻ

JOZEF BAJORSKI

1902–1946

FOR

OUR AND YOUR

FREEDOM

SERGEANT MAJOR

JOZEF BAJORSKI

1902–1946

 

Below there is the soldier's cross and dates 1939-1945.

Data based on archival records:

 

BOJARSKI JÓZEF Sergeant Major

Reserve Holding Unit

* 29.6.1902 Muniana distrcit Jarosław

† 2.1.1946 Quckenbrück Canadian Hospital

R-C. Serv. Number 1902/7/I-275

 

The data in the left-hand column comes from archival materials, in the right column - from the crosses (original spelling preserved). The upper two records come from the cross on the left-hand side and the other two from the cross on the right:

 

none    SERGEANT MAJOR TADEUS JESIONKIEWICZ 1916–1946

 

SCHRODER ANASTAZY Dragoon    DRAGOON ANASTAZY SCHRÖDER 1926–1945

10th Dragoon Regiment

* 17.8.1926 Szanwald district Chojnice

† 23.6. 1845 Quckenbrück Canadian Hospital.

 

WIZNER KAZIMIERZ Sergeant Major    CPL KAZIMIERZ WIZNER 1921–1946

131 Wing HQ-RAF.

* 15.2.1921 Popiele district Drohobycz

† 23.7.1946 39 British Military Hospital Oldenburg

 

none    CPL JÓZEF JANKIEWICZ 1916–1945

 

A few meters from the crosses there is a tombstone made of dark granite with the following inscription:

 

S+P

HELENA

OLSZEWSKA

z domu Krawczykówna

Ppor. AK i PWSK

ur. 1.8. VII 1913. – zm. 28.VI. 1947.

„Nunc autem manem

fides, spes caritas,

tria haec maior

autem horum est

caritas”

Mojej Jasnej – Mąż

 

R.I.P.

HELENA

OLSZEWSKA

née Krawczykówna

Second-Lieutenant Home Army and Women’s Auxiliary Service

born 1.8. VII 1913. – died 28.VI. 1947.

„Nunc autem manem

fides, spes caritas,

tria haec maior

autem horum est

caritas”

To my Bright One - Husband

Data from the archives:

 

OLSZEWSKA HELENA née Krawczyk Second-Lieutenant, Home Army - Women’s Auxiliary Service. "Soldier's Journal" Reserve Holding Unit, 1st Polish Armoured Division

* 18.7.1913

† 28.4.1947

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  • Crosses and the memorial slab at the polish burial ground

    Crosses and the memorial slab at the polish burial ground

  • Crosses and the memorial slab at the polish burial ground

    Crosses and the memorial slab at the polish burial ground

  • Crosses and the memorial slab at the polish burial ground

    Crosses and the memorial slab at the polish burial ground

  • Crosses and the memorial slab at the polish burial ground

    Crosses and the memorial slab at the polish burial ground