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Alfred was born on 28 February 1919, in Lublin, Poland, and lost his entire family during WW2. He fought in the September Campaign against the Germans in 1939, and was subsequently captured by the Russians and sent to a POW camp in Siberia.


On release, Alfred journeyed to the southern USSR to reach the Polish army being formed there. He evacuated to Persia with the army and joined the Polish 2nd Corps. Alfred trained in the Middle East before sailing for Italy with the 2nd Corps. He fought in the Italian Campaign, including the battles of Monte Cassino, Bologna, and Ancona.

After the war, he spent some time in the UK as part of the Polish Resettlement Corps. In 1950, Alfred emigrated to Edmonton, Alberta, where he worked as a carpenter. From 1960 to 1990 he worked as a carpenter at INCO Metals in Thompson, Manitoba.

Upon his retirement, he moved to Winnipeg where he spent many happy years.


Alfred passed away in Winnipeg on 7 November 2019, at the age of 100 years.

Copyright: Jarmolinski family

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