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post-WW2 Polish September Campaign Cross to Katyń Massacre Victim


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Polish September Campaign Cross made by Fahnen & Fleck, Hamburg with miniature 1985/86, with legitimation card issued in 1986 posthumously to Constable Leonard Wójcicki, murdered in the Katyń Massacre. The cross has been mentioned in the article on the Sarmatia Antiques blog. ( )

“Constable of Polish Police Leonard Wójcicki, son of Antoni and Maria Kalenniki, born on November 31, 1894 in Warsaw. He was admitted to the police on May 1, 1924. He served on post in Jeżyki, area Kobrynski (from 1 May 1924), Iwacewiczach district Kosowski (from July 8, 1926) and Kosów Poleski (from October 29, 1927), from December 5, 1935 in the First Commission in Brest Litovsk and there still in September 1939. Awarded the 10 years of Restoration of  Independence Medal and 10 Years Long Service Medal. Murdered in April 1940 in the Katyń Massacre by the Soviets by a shot in the back of the head. Buried in a mass grave in Miednoje.