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Polish military uniforms - collar markings

JulianSki 1 | 3
28 Jun 2022 #61
Hello, This a photograph of my grandfather. From the information that I know about him, He fought in the Polish-Soviet army in WW2 as a cavalry soldier. Any help with identifying his rank from this photograph or any other info would be very appreciated.


pawian 202 | 21,101
5 Jul 2022 #62
his rank

Rather impossible. Probably a private or another low rank.
JulianSki 1 | 3
26 Jul 2022 #63
I apologise for the bad quality of the photograph because I only have 1 photo of him in uniform which is this one and its unfortunately been lost in my family's collection. But I appreciate the response and its further insight of what happened to my grandfather during the war.
pawian 202 | 21,101
26 Jul 2022 #64
I apologise for the bad quality of the photograph

Don`t, coz it is not your fault. Besides, the photo isn`t bad quality for the time it was taken. What matters here is the distance which makes it impossible to see the details and black and white colour.
Veles - | 201
26 Jul 2022 #65

If I see correctly, there is one "stripe" on his shoulders, which implies that at the moment of taking this photo he was a private first class. But at the same time, maybe I don't see correctly :)

Do you know in what year the photo was taken, by chance?
JulianSki 1 | 3
27 Jul 2022 #66
I thank your interest but it seems that I have solved my own mystery!
My rechecking of this thread had led me to try some hard researching of my own and while I was looking through family photographs I rediscovered these 2 photos. By seeing the rankings on his shoulders I have discovered that he held the rank of Podporucznik during his time in the war making him an officer! Though you didn't help directly, I thank you Pawian for re-sparking my interest in finding out my Grandfather's story. :)

pawian 202 | 21,101
27 Jul 2022 #67
I rediscovered these 2 photos.

Amasing. There are a lot of mysterious chests in attics and basements which might contain precious artifacts.

By seeing the rankings on his shoulders

Which we interpreted as stripes while in fact they are stars. :):)
Mihalik - | 1
27 Jan 2023 #68
Hello everybody. I have a photo of my grandmother's brother who served in the Polish army. The photo is not of the best quality, but some details can still be seen. The photo was taken around the 1930s. He was a cavalry soldier. Maybe somebody can tell me more information about his rank and medals. Any help would be appreciated.

pawian 202 | 21,101
27 Jan 2023 #69

The medal looks like the Cross of Valour, introduced in 1920.

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