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people who had grandfathers fight the war


darek112 1 | 2  
26 May 2008 /  #1
my grandfather fought the war in poland then came to scotland
i have been to poland twice now i am very gratefull to have had
decendents from poland anybody else got similar things thanks daz
Arise_St_George 9 | 419  
26 May 2008 /  #2
My dad fought the IRA in the occupation of Northern Ireland....

The good times O.O
Szyndler - | 4  
28 May 2008 /  #3
Which war in Poland do you speak of? It seems they were always fending off an attack here and there! My father escaped at the outbreak of WWII and joined allied forces in Scotland.
Agent019 - | 1  
28 May 2008 /  #4
I actually registered to post to this topic.

My Grandfather Fought in WWII. My Great Grandfather left Poland because the Germans were starting to take occupation of several countries. He left Poland and came to America when he was 16. He lied about his age and went back and fought the Germans. My family has been here since.
plk123 8 | 4,149  
28 May 2008 /  #5
one gramps fought in ww1 the other ww2.
Peter 3 | 247  
29 May 2008 /  #6
My father served in WW2 as did at least 3 of his cousins, one of whom appears on the Katyn Memorial. My grandfather served in a Artillery Regiment in WW1. My great-grandfather also was a soldier.
simstarkiller - | 1  
29 May 2008 /  #7
My Grandad fought the war, although I'm not sure if it was in Poland or over here. He ended up in Scotland, Dunfermline to be exact, as a trainee miner, which then bought him down to Staffordshire where my life started to take shape ;)

I have his army number. What resources can I use to gain information with it?
theresa 1 | 5  
29 May 2008 /  #8
My father fought in the war, his name is Waclaw Dembowski, he came from the Lodz area, his mother's maiden name was Josefa Galla(or Calla),his father's name was Michael and he spent time in 2 different POW camps. He had a bother Micheal and a sister Sophia, he had a total of 13 siblings, we aren't sure of the other names, but we think some could be Jerzy, Henry, Peter. He married Leokadia Gabart and they spent time in 3 different labor camps in Germany; has anyone ever heard of him from their family members? He came to the US in 1952, via Munich. We are trying to connect with family. Any information would be appreciated.
EbonyandBathory 5 | 249  
29 May 2008 /  #9
My grandfather, Alvin Renkoski, fought in Europe during World War II. He fought for America and didn't do any fighting in Poland but he was in a regiment that was mostly made up of American children of Polish immigrants (like himself). All of the soldier's parents could only read in Polish and none of the soldiers could write in Polish except for Papa. So my Granddad would take dictation of all the soldiers to write letters in Polish to their parents back in Missouri, USA. He died a few years back and that story is the principle reason I'm learning Polish right now. After he passed only my Babcia can speak it, and no one in my family can read it or write it. I'm doing what I can to see that Polish doesn't die in the Renkoski family here in the States.
ogorek - | 165  
29 May 2008 /  #10
My dad fought the IRA in the occupation of Northern Ireland....

Why is Northern Ireland ('Ireland' being the operative word) part of britain?
JohnP - | 210  
29 May 2008 /  #11
I actually registered to post to this topic.

My Grandfather Fought in WWII. My Great Grandfather left Poland because the Germans were starting to take occupation of several countries. He left Poland and came to America when he was 16. He lied about his age and went back and fought the Germans. My family has been here since.

I am in a similar situation. My grandfather was born in the US while his parents were visiting, and they went back to Poland. He was too young for WWI, and when the Germans rolled over Poland, he joined the US Army and went back. Apparently almost everyone in his platoon were killed with the exception of him, fighting the Germans, and he had shrapnel wounds he had to treat until the day he died. My Grandmother, unfortunately, had had enough of his trinkets and memorabilia "junk" if you will, and threw everything away when he passed. I remember medals, captured things from the Germans, and some photos where he apparently was involved in liberating one of the concentration camps. I don't know which one, but will never forget the photos. He took them in color.

Apparently I still have relatives living in Poland, but I've never been to Poland, and unfortunately do not know the language, either. One day.

John P.
Peter 3 | 247  
29 May 2008 /  #12
Apparently I still have relatives living in Poland, but I've never been to Poland, and unfortunately do not know the language, either. One day.

Get in contact and make the trip. You will not regret it.

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