REGISTER OF THE POLISH WAR GRAVES IN SCOTLAND

 

POLSKA TO SWIĘTA RZECZ. DLA NIEJ PRZYSIĘGŁEŚ ZYĆ I UMIERAĆ

Eagle marker CWGCCHWAŁA

ŻOŁNIERZOM POLSKIM

POLEGŁYM W LATACH

1939-1945

ZA NASZĄ WOLNOŚĆ I WASZĄ

RODACY

 

ETERNAL GLORY TO THE POLISH SOLDIERS WHO DIED IN 1939-1945 FOR OUR FREEDOM AND YOURS

Register of

Perth, Wellshill Cemetery

 

On the left is the inscription found on an imposing stone memorial overlooking the Polish war graves.

Register of

Edinburgh, Corstorphine

Hill Cemetery

Register of other cemeteries in Scotland.

These are grouped under the old Scottish counties

in alphabetic order.

Click on the links at the foot of this page to view.

A TESTAMENT TO THE PAST

ORIGINALLY PREPARED IN THE YEAR OF

NATIONAL REMEMBRANCE 1996-1997

A register of the Polish war graves in Scotland, arranged alphabetically by cemetery, commemorating members of the Polish Armed Forces and those who served in the Polish Resettlement Corps, including post-war graves up to 1948.

The lists of Polish casualties is intended to provide a document in English commemorating those who served their country.  The crowned Polish Eagle was cut into the headstones and were mostly made from Portland stone.

 

 

Layout of the Register: Columns 1, 3, 4 and 5 of this register entry reflect the information inscribed on the memorial by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Column 4

Column 5

Column 6

Other Notes

Rank, initial(s), last name

First name(s), derived from Polish sources

Unit served in at date of death. (If not indicated on the headstone this is noted)

Date of death (in d.m.y. format)

Age at death when given.  (If age is not given on the headstone this is shown in parenthesis)

Supplementary information drawn from Polish sources - see Other Notes

 

(1) Date of birth stated in d.m.y. format

(2) Place of birth, (Dist.- District, Prov.- Province)

(3) The surname if different to the memorial

(4) Differences in the inscription on the CWGC memorial of the unit last served in, surname etc.,

(5) Rank derived from Polish sources

(6) Other miscellaneous information.

List of Locations/Names of Cemeteries and numbers of Polish War Graves arranged alphabetically by location.

Aberdeen, Grove Cemetery-2

Airbles- Motherwell -2

Arbroath - Eastern -2

Auchinleck, Auchinleck -11

Auchterarder, Auchterarder -2

Blairgowrie, Blairgowrie -1

Bothwell, Bellshill -1

Brechin, Brechin -2

Cambuslang, Westburn -1

Carnoustie, Shanwell -2

Carr Bridge, Carr Bridge -1

Ceres, Ceres -1

Cille Choirill RC Burial Ground -1

Douglas, Gateside -1

Dumfries, St Andrew RC -13

Dundee, Western Necropolis (Balgay) -11

Dunfermline, Douglas Bank -1

Dunfermline, Dunfermline -2

Dyce, Dyce Old -1

Edinburgh, Corstorphine Hill -175

Edinburgh, Mount Vernon -30

Edinburgh, Seafield -1

Evanton, Kiltearn Parish -9

Falkirk, Falkirk -2

Fraserburgh, Kirkton -1

Glasgow, Cardonald -18

Glasgow, Glenduff Hill Jewish Cemetery -2

Glasgow, St Kentigern's RC -4

Glasgow, St Peter's RC -1

Glasgow, Cathcart Hebrew -1

Grangemouth, Grand Sable -8

Hawick, Wellogate -3

Hutton, Hutton -1

Inverness, Tomnahurich -6

Kilmarnock, Kilmarnock -1

Lanark, St Mary's RC -1

Larbert, Larbert -2

Longside, Longside -1

Lossiemouth, Drainie -1

Mauchline, Mauchline -1

Monkton, Monkton -1

Montrose, Sleepy-Hillock -8

Paisley, Hawkhead -1

Peebles, Peebles -5

Perth, Wellshill -381*

Petty, Petty Parish Churchyard -5

Portree, Stronuirinish -1

Rathen, Cairnbulg and Inverallochy -1

Renfrew, Arkleston -3

Rothesay, Rothesay -8

Sanquhar, Sanquhar Parish Church Ext. -9

St Andrews, St Andrews Western Cemetery -1

Stranraer, Glebe Cemy Leswalt -3

Symington, St John's Kirk Old Churchyard -6

Thurso, Mt Vernon -1

Wick, Wick -3

* In 2011 the remains of Lt Col Langer were returned to Poland. (total 380)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Register is arranged by counties and these are grouped in alphabetic order. Click on the links below to view :

 

 

Aberdeen to Ayr

 

Berwick to Dumfries

 

Fife to Glasgow

 

Inverness to Peebles

 

Perthshire (excluding Wellshill Cemetery, Perth

Renfrew to Wigtown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Translation of Polish formation/unit titles inscribed on the headstones

 

 

 

 

For comments on this site, or enquiries regarding individuals in the register please email :- robert@ostrycharz.free-online.co.uk

R Ostrycharz 2012

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Prepared/Revised 13 Aug 2013