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WW2 Polish Monte Cassino Cross 24,702


Bronze 1945, Italy

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World War Two Polish Commemorative Monte Cassino Cross issued to corporal Edward Krzelowski, born in 1912, of the 5th Heavy Machine Gun Company of the 5th Kresowa Infantry Division. Good condition as in photographs. 

 Cross shaped bronze award. On the front inscription “Monte Cassino Maj 1944”. On the reverse number “24,702”.

Kapral Edward Krzelowski was born on the 7th April 1912 in the village of Piołunka, his fathers name was Jan. During the September 1939 Campaign he was either  a reservist or regular who was captured by the soviets in Dubno on the 18th September 1939 then transported off to Siberia freed on amnesty by the soviets once germany attacked the soviet union in 1941.  He reached Tatiszczewo on the 5th September 1941 and rejoined the Polish Army, the so Called “Anders Army”. When fighting in Italy his service number was 1912-380-III, which was the number on His own ID Tags, he survived the war and after being demobbed setled down to civilian life in a foreign land. Edward Krzelowski died in Bury in 1997.