archival lists -military graves

  • Polish War Graves around the world - 9,860 names :    The source of this list is the  Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) data.  Some of the lists are similar to others listed below, but they are included here because the information is not identical (i.e. in some cases there are more names, in other cases there are less names, and the information associated with some names may be different.  These lists include the Family Name, First Name, Initials, Date of Death, Rank, Military Unit, Cemetery, Burial plot.    (Note  Polish diacritic letters are used in this document). 

  • 2nd Corps Soldiers who died in the USSR - 2,821 Name:   The list does not contain the names of the many who were not able to register with the Army prior to their death, only those who did manage to register.  The list was sourced from the book: Wykaz Poleglych i Zmarlych Zolnierzy Polskich Sil Zbrojnych na Obczyznie w latach 1939-1946, published by the Instytut Historyczny Im. Gen. Sikorskiego (now known as the Polish Institute and Sikorski Museum), London, 1952. This information was compiled in 1952 from such records as existed at the time. The data may have been updated since and may therefore not correlate with data found in more recent works.  Note:  the original source contains additional information for most of these names,   (Note  Polish diacritic letters are not used in this document). 

  • Polish Soldiers Imprisoned / Died in USSR (List A) - 212 names :   From the book "Wykaz, Poleglych i Zmarlych Zolnierze Polskich Sil Zbrojnych na Obczyznie w Latach 1939-1946" published by the  Polish Institute and Sikorski Museum, London, England, 1952. This list includes soldiers of the Polish Armed Forces known  to have been imprisoned, detained or deported to the Soviet Union by the Soviets following the  September Campaign of 1939, and known to have  perished.  Their death has been attested to by at least two reliable sources.   (Note  Polish diacritic letters are not used in this document). 

  • Polish Soldiers Imprisoned / Died in USSR (List B) - 522 names :  From the book "Wykaz, Poleglych i Zmarlych Zolnierze Polskich Sil Zbrojnych na Obczyznie w Latach 1939-1946" published by the  Polish Institute and Sikorski Museum, London, England, 1952. This list includes Soldiers of the Polish Armed Forces imprisoned, detained or deported to the Soviet Union by the Soviets following the September Campaign of 1939, and their death was reported by only one witness.  Due to the absence of a second witness, these soldiers were considered to be "missing" pending  verification.   (Note  Polish diacritic letters are not used in this document). 

  • Graves in the USSR from a handwritten 1942 book_992 Names:  This list includes both soldiers of the 7th Infantry Division as well as civilians who were buried in Kermine, Kenimeh, and  Narpaj.  The original list was handwritten in 1942.  The information includes (where available) the Family Name, First Name, Date of Birth, Rank, Date of Death, and Grave location.   (Note  Polish diacritic letters are used in this document). 

  • 2nd Corps Soldiers buried in Guzar, Uzbekistan - 662 names :    This list was compiled by the Council for the Protection of the Remembrance of Combat and Martyrdom in Poland.  The information on each soldier/cadet/volunteer  includes (where available) the Family name, Given name, Military Rank, Date of birth, Place of birth, Date of death, Place of death, and the grave #.   (Note  Polish diacritic letters are used in this document). 

  • 2nd Corps Soldiers buried in Kermine, Uzbekistan - 992 names :    This list was compiled by the Council for the Protection of the Remembrance of Combat and Martyrdom in Poland.  The information on each soldier/cadet/volunteer  includes (where available) the Family name, Given name, Military Rank, Date of birth, Date of death, Cemetery row and grave #.  (Note  Polish diacritic letters are used in this document). 

  • 2 Corps_6th Infantry Div Graves in USSR_103 names:  The list was sourced from the book: Wykaz Poleglych i Zmarlych Zolnierzy Polskich Sil Zbrojnych na Obczyznie w latach 1939-1946, published by the Instytut Historyczny Im. Gen. Sikorskiego (now known as the Polish Institute and Sikorski Museum), London, 1952. This information was compiled in 1952 from such records as existed at the time. The data may have been updated since and may therefore not correlate with data found in more recent works.  Note:  It is possible that some or all of these names appear in the first list above.   (Note  Polish diacritic letters are used in this document). 

  • Polish Soldiers killed by the Red Army - approx. 743 names :    These lists include active military and others who were killed by the Russians or by locals, during or shortly after WW2.  The source of the lists is the book: Wojna Polsko-Sowiecka, 1939, by Ryszard Szawlowski, Warszawa, 1997, Wydawnictwo Antyk Marcin Dybowski.   Updates were sourced from the book "Ukrainski Slad Katynia, Warszawa 1995, Ministerstwo Spraw Wewnetrznych.  (Note  Polish diacritic letters are not used in these documents). 

  • Berling's Army in the USSR - Killed at the Battle of Lenino - 496 names :    This list includes Family and Given name, father's name, date and place of birth, date of death, location of grave, military unit and rank.  The source of the data is the Council for the Protection of the Remembrance of Combat and Martyrdom in Poland.   (Note  Polish diacritic letters are used in this document). 

  • Fallen Soldiers in the East - 22,830 names :   A list of soldiers killed in action on the eastern front during WW2, while fighting in Polish units of the Red Army, 1943-45.  Published in 1995, the list includes the names of Polish soldiers (and numerous civilians) of various religious and ethnic backgrounds who were killed in action, died of their wounds or were missing in action while fighting in Polish units under the command of the Red Army during WW2, from the moment of the organization of the first Polish unit in May of 1943, to the surrender of the German Army on May 8, 1945. The list also includes those who died of their wounds or while clearing minefields after the end of the war with Germany.  The list was compiled by Barbara Affek-Bujalska, Leszek Lewandowicz and Edward Pawlowski, from a broad variety of sources, and published in Ksiega Pochowanych Zolnierzy Polskich Poleglych w WW2, v IV - Zolnierze Wojska Polskiego na Wschodzie.  In most cases, this list includes only the Family Name and Given Name, although some entries include more information about the person, as examples of the kind of additional information that can be found in the book, where  most entries include some personal data about the person. Note: Polish diacritic letters are not included, and some names are shown with alternate spellings, when the original name was not clear to the transcriber.

  • 2nd Corps Soldiers who died in IRAN - 735 names :    This information was compiled in 1952 from such records as existed. The data may have been updated since and may therefore not correlate with data found in more recent works.  The list was sourced from the book: Wykaz Poleglych i Zmarlych Zolnierzy Polskich Sil Zbrojnych na Obczyznie w latach 1939-1946.  The list includes the Family Name and First Name - in some cases, alternate names or spellings are also shown.  Note:  the original source contains additional information for most of these names,  If you would like more information for any particular name, please send a message via the CONTACT page on this site.   (Note  Polish diacritic letters are not used in this document). 

  • 2nd Corps Graves in Kanaqin, Iraq - 437 names :    A large number of Polish servicemen who had been prisoners of war in Russia made a very long and arduous march to link up with the Commonwealth forces in Iraq, arriving at Khanaqin by September 1942. Together with the Polish 3rd Carpathian Division already in the Middle East, they formed the Polish Army in the East, later renamed the Polish 2nd Corps. Weakened by the hardship they had endured and in poor health, a number of the Poles died at Khanaqin and were buried in the cemetery.  This list was provided by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission..    (Note  Polish diacritic letters are not used in this document). 

  • 2 Corps Graves in Iraq (additional)_55 names :    This list was provided by the Commonwealth War Graves Commissio.  It includes Polish soldiers buried at Baghdad, Basra, and Habbaniya  .  The information on each soldier includes the Family name, First name or initials, Military service number, Date of Death, Age, and the Grave reference.  (Note  Polish diacritic letters are not used in this document). 

  • 2nd Corps Soldiers buried in Teheran, Persia (Iran) - 402 names :    This list was provided by the Polish Consul in Teheran.  The information on each soldier includes (where available) the Family name, Given name, year of birth, year of death, military rank, the grave #, and Ref. ID #.    (Note  Polish diacritic letters are used in this document). 

  • 2nd Corps Graves in Egypt and Sudan - 433 Name:   The list includes the Family Name, Given Name, Military Rank, Military Unit, Date of Death, name of Cemetery, and the location of the Grave.  The source of the data is the Council for the Protection of the Remembrance of Combat and Martyrdom in Poland.   (Note  Polish diacritic letters are used in this document). 

  • Independent Carpathian Rifle Brigade who died in Middle East - 213 names:  From the book "Wykaz, Poleglych i Zmarlych Zolnierze Polskich Sil Zbrojnych na Obczyznie w Latach 1939-1946" published by the  Polish Institute and Sikorski Museum, London, England, 1952.  The list includes the Family Name, First Name, Date of Death, and Place of Burial.   (Note: Polish diacritic letters are not used in this list).

  • Other Polish Units in the Middle East 1944-46 - 204 names:  From the book "Wykaz, Poleglych i Zmarlych Zolnierze Polskich Sil Zbrojnych na Obczyznie w Latach 1939-1946" published by the  Polish Institute and Sikorski Museum, London, England, 1952.  The list includes the Family Name, First Name, and Place of Burial.   (Note: Polish diacritic letters are not used in this list).

  • 2nd Corps Graves at Monte Cassino, Italy - 1,052 Name:   The list includes the Family Name, Given Name, military rank, military unit, date and place of birth, date and place of death, and the location of the grave.  The source of the data is the Council for the Protection of the Remembrance of Combat and Martyrdom in Poland.   (Note  Polish diacritic letters are used in this document). 

  • 2nd Corps Graves at Casamassima Italy - 430 names :    This list includes Family and Given names, date and place of birth, date of death, military unit and rank, and grave number.  The source of the data is the Council for the Protection of the Remembrance of Combat and Martyrdom in Poland.   (Note  Polish diacritic letters are used in this document). 

  • 2nd Corps Graves at Bologna Italy - 1,422 names :    This list includes Family and Given names, Pseudonym (if any), date and place of birth, date of death, military unit and rank, and location of grave (sector and number).  The source of the data is the Council for the Protection of the Remembrance of Combat and Martyrdom in Poland.  (Note  Polish diacritic letters are used in this document). 

  • 2nd Corps Graves at Loreto Italy - 913 names :    This list includes Family and Given names, Pseudonym (if any), date and place of birth, date of death, military unit and rank, and location of grave (sector and number).  The source of the data is the Council for the Protection of the Remembrance of Combat and Martyrdom in Poland.   (Note  Polish diacritic letters are used in this document). 

  • Women's Aux who died in service - 277 names :  From the book "Wykaz, Poleglych i Zmarlych Zolnierze Polskich Sil Zbrojnych na Obczyznie w Latach 1939-1946" published by the  Polish Institute and Sikorski Museum, London, England, 1952.  This list includes Family and First name,  date of death, place of grave, and military unit.  It includes Women's Auxiliary members from the Army, Air Force, the Red Cross, as well as cadets.   (Note  Polish diacritic letters are not used in this document). 

  • 2 Corps_Wounded, Dead and Missing in Italy_1,182 names : This list includes Family Name, First Name, Rank, Unit, Date of wounding, death, or missing in action.  The source of this information is the book "Wykaz, Poleglych i Zmarlych Zolnierze Polskich Sil Zbrojnych na Obczyznie w Latach 1939-1946" published by the Sikorski Historical Institute (now known as the Polish Institute and Sikorski Museum), London, England, 1952.  (Note  Polish diacritic letters are not used in this document). 

  • Graves of Navy personnel_463 names : This list includes Family and First name, the Rank, the Ship they died on, or where they died on land.  The source of this information is the book "Wykaz, Poleglych i Zmarlych Zolnierze Polskich Sil Zbrojnych na Obczyznie w Latach 1939-1946" published by the Sikorski Historical Institute (now known as the Polish Institute and Sikorski Museum), London, England, 1952.   (Note  Polish diacritic letters are not used in this document). 

  • Polish Graves in Norway 1940_79 names : This list includes Family and First name, Place of Death, Location of Burial.  The source of this information is the book "Wykaz, Poleglych i Zmarlych Zolnierze Polskich Sil Zbrojnych na Obczyznie w Latach 1939-1946" published by the Sikorski Historical Institute (now known as the Polish Institute and Sikorski Museum), London, England, 1952.  (Note  Polish diacritic letters are not used in this document). 

  • Polish Graves in Switzerland 1940-1946_176 names : This list includes Family and First name, Rank, Place of Death, Location of Burial.  The source of this information is the book "Wykaz, Poleglych i Zmarlych Zolnierze Polskich Sil Zbrojnych na Obczyznie w Latach 1939-1946" published by the Sikorski Historical Institute (now known as the Polish Institute and Sikorski Museum), London, England, 1952.   (Note  Polish diacritic letters are not used in this document). 

  • Independent Parachute Brigade 1940 -1946_214 names : This list includes Family and First name, Rank, Unit, Date of Death, Cemetery, Country. The source of this information is the book "Wykaz, Poleglych i Zmarlych Zolnierze Polskich Sil Zbrojnych na Obczyznie w Latach 1939-1946" published by the Sikorski Historical Institute (now known as the Polish Institute and Sikorski Museum), London, England, 1952.   (Note  Polish diacritic letters are not used in this document). 

  • HQ and Units in UK 1940-46_785 names : This list includes Family Name, First name, Rank, Date & Place of Birth, Date & Place of Death, Cemetery (where available). The source of this information is the book "Wykaz, Poleglych i Zmarlych Zolnierze Polskich Sil Zbrojnych na Obczyznie w Latach 1939-1946" published by the Sikorski Historical Institute (now known as the Polish Institute and Sikorski Museum), London, England, 1952.   (Note  Polish diacritic letters are not used in this document). 

  • 2nd Corps Male Cadets_217 names : This lists the cadets who died in the USSR and in Iran.  It includes Family Name, First name, Place of Death, and Country. The source of this information is the book "Wykaz, Poleglych i Zmarlych Zolnierze Polskich Sil Zbrojnych na Obczyznie w Latach 1939-1946" published by the Sikorski Historical Institute (now known as the Polish Institute and Sikorski Museum), London, England, 1952.   (Note  Polish diacritic letters are not used in this document). 

  • 2nd Corps Female Cadets_137 names : This lists the cadets who died in the USSR and in Iran.  It includes Family Name, First name, Place of Death, and Country. The source of this information is the book "Wykaz, Poleglych i Zmarlych Zolnierze Polskich Sil Zbrojnych na Obczyznie w Latach 1939-1946" published by the Sikorski Historical Institute (now known as the Polish Institute and Sikorski Museum), London, England, 1952.   (Note  Polish diacritic letters are not used in this document). 

  • 2nd Corps Red Cross members_18 names : This lists the cadets who died in the USSR and in Iran.  It includes Family Name, First name, Place of Death, and Country. The source of this information is the book "Wykaz, Poleglych i Zmarlych Zolnierze Polskich Sil Zbrojnych na Obczyznie w Latach 1939-1946" published by the Sikorski Historical Institute (now known as the Polish Institute and Sikorski Museum), London, England, 1952.   (Note  Polish diacritic letters are not used in this document). 

  • 2nd Corps soldiers who died in Middle East_Italy_UK (1942-146) - 5,016 names :    From the book "Wykaz, Poleglych i Zmarlych Zolnierze Polskich Sil Zbrojnych na Obczyznie w Latach 1939-1946" published by the  Polish Institute and Sikorski Museum, London, England, 1952.  The list includes the Family Name, First Name, Rank, Date & Place of Birth, Date & Place of Death, and Place of Burial.   (Note: Polish diacritic letters are not used in this list).

  • Polish Soldiers buried at Newark-upon-Trent_408 names :    From the book "Wykaz, Poleglych i Zmarlych Zolnierze Polskich Sil Zbrojnych na Obczyznie w Latach 1939-1946" published by the  Polish Institute and Sikorski Museum, London, England, 1952.  The list includes the Family Name, First Name, Military Unit, Date of Death.   (Note: Polish diacritic letters are not used in this list).

  • Polish Air Force War Graves, Newark on Trent, UK - 405 Names :    This list includes the Air Force Unit, the person's name, and the grave number.  Twenty-six of the airmen were soldiers of the 1st Polish Independent Parachute Brigade  who died during training exercises while preparing for action at Arnhem. The accident occurred on 8 July 1944 when two Douglas C-47 Skytrains, ferrying the Polish troops from Northamptonshire, collided in mid-air near Stamford, Lincolnshire. Eight American aircrew also perished.  The source of the information is: “Polish War Graves Newark-upon-Trent” by Wladyslaw Hyla (1926 – 2008)   (Note  Polish diacritic letters are used in this document). 

  • Polish Graves in Scotland - 767 Names : The source of this information is “Polegli na polu chwały”, published in 1983.  This list includes the Family name, First name(s), Date and Place of Birth, Date of Death, and name of Cemetery.  The list includes members of the Polish Armed Forces and those who served in the Polish Resettlement Corps, including post-war graves up to 1948.  The list also incudes some civilians who worked for the Polish Armed forces.   (Note  Polish diacritic letters are used in this document). 

  • Polish Soldiers buried in France - 1,456 names :    This list was compiled by the team at Beskid.com as a tribute to Polish soldiers who came to fight and die for a homeland that was not their own.  The Polish Soldiers died during the Second World War and were buried in different cemeteries in France.  The information on each soldier includes (where available) the Family name, Given name, the cemetery, the date of death, place of death, date of burial, military service number, military regiment, military unit, military rank, the coordinates of the grave, and any additional notes.   (Note  Polish diacritic letters are not used in this document). 

  • Partial list of Polish Soldiers buried in France (1939-1946) - 228 names :    This is an alternate list to the one above, and contains different information about each soldier.  From the book "Wykaz, Poleglych i Zmarlych Zolnierze Polskich Sil Zbrojnych na Obczyznie w Latach 1939-1946" published by the  Polish Institute and Sikorski Museum, London, England, 1952.The information on each soldier includes (where available) the Family name, Given name, the date of death, and place of burial.   (Note  Polish diacritic letters are not used in this document). 

  • Pointe Claire Field of Honour - 376 names :    This list Includes the members of the Polish Forces who fought in WW2 and who emigrated to Canada and are buried in the military cemetery in Pointe Claire, Quebec.  The list includes each person's Family Name, First Name, Maiden Name (if applicable), Rank during WW2, Medals awarded, Dare and Place of Birth, Date and Place of Death/Burial.  Brief bios of some of those listed are available in a book published by the Polish Institute in Montreal (no online version is avaiable).   (Note  Polish diacritic letters are used in this document). 

  • Pointe Claire Field of Honour - 27 names :    This list Includes 27 names from the above list, but provides a greatdeal more information about them than the information provided in the above list (eg. their deportation to Siberia, and details about their military service).   (Note  Polish diacritic letters are used in this document). 

  • Polish War Graves around the world - 6,840  names :    The following lists were compiled by Dr. Mark Ostrowski from Commonwealth War Graves Commission data, and he has kindly agreed to share this information with us.  Some of the lists are similar to others listed above, but they are included here because the information is not identical (i.e. in some cases there are more names, in other cases there are less names, and the information associated with each name is different).  These lists include the Family Name, First Name, Initials, Date of Death, Rank, Military Unit, Country of burial, Cemetery, Burial plot.   (Note  Polish diacritic letters are used in this document). 

More lists will be added, as they become available.