Register of Polish War Graves Edinburgh, Mount Vernon Catholic Cemetery (and Seafield Cemetery)

 

Mount Vernon Catholic Cemetery

 

The cemetery lies off Mt Vernon Road in the Liberton area of Edinburgh.

Notes

According to the Register of the Commission this cemetery contains 30 Polish war graves. Of the 30 burials, the Commission state that 20 are Army, 9 civilian and 1 Navy.  There are a further two service personnel that should be included.  The basis for their inclusion is that they appear in the Polish list of 1952.  There are a substantial number of Polish post-war graves in this cemetery and some of the inscriptions on the memorials bear testament to previous service in the Polish Armed Forces.

Columns 1, 3, 4 and 5 of this register entry reflect the information inscribed on the memorial by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.  Col 2:  First name(s), derived from Polish sources, Col 6: Additional information - Date of birth stated in d.m.y. format,  Place of birth, (Dist.- District, Prov.-Province), Surname if different to the memorial, Differences in the inscription on the CWGC memorial of the unit last served in, surname etc., Rank derived from Polish sources, Other miscellaneous information.

 

Rank and Name

First Name(s)

Unit

Died

Age

Date of Birth and Place, Supplementary information

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

(5)

(6)

W Bendig

Wacław Ottomar

 

19.6.43

 

circa 1909 (Polish Civilian) motorzysta m/s “Sobieski”  A Polish source notes he was buried on 19.6.1943. Or died 17.6.44.

No further information available.

ochotn Helena Bizio

Helena

PWSK    

5.12.45

(40)

5.5.1905, Międzyrzce, Wołkowysk Dist.

pchor T Boguliński

Tadeusz Stanisław

Ośr Zap Sł Zdr 

19.12.44

39

5.5.1905, Środa, Poznań Prov.  plt-pchor

szer R Butkiewicz

Ryszard

no unit given

11.6.44

(25)

7.10.1918, Wilno.  inwalida              

Dr Bernard Czemplik

Bernard

 

30.11.44

(38)

15.8.1906, Essen, Germany.  KE Ofic. dr ppor.  There is a private memorial commemorating Dr B Czemplik.  The inscription on the stone reads-

ŚP   Dr Bernard Czemplik Wykładowca Polskiego Wydziału Lekarskiego w Edinburgu  Lecturer at the Polish Med School in Edinburgh born on 15 VIII.1906 died on 30 XI 1944 w smutku pograżgne żona matka i siostry   

mar W Dorosiewicz

Wacław 

SS “Pułaski”

9.12.45

26

6.11.1919, Podhorce, Stryj Dist., Stanisławów Prov.

Placed flat and in front of the CWGC memorial is a private memorial in memory of  this sailor. The private memorial is badly weathered. Grave No D175.

szer A Dzierzbiński

Antoni

no unit given

25.4.46

36

30.5.1895 (or born 1910), Częstochowa. or died 17.4.46

inwalida Dzieżbiński( 50)

Lieutenant Stanisław Floręcki

Stanisław Witold     

 

29.4.45

(36)

24.5.1908, Warszawa.  Kadra Ewid Ofic JWWB,  or died 28.4.45. ppor.  There is a private memorial to Lieutenant S W Floręcki. The inscription states he was a Lieutenant in the Polish Army, Podprokurator - Public Prosecutor, born 24.5.1908 Warszawa, died 29.4.45. His name is preceded by the title MJr (Magister Juris).

Franciszek Gàsiorowski

Franciszek

 

24.4.45

41

11.9.1903, Sieniawa, Jarosław Dist. or died 21.4.45, st strz

A private memorial exists. No entry in the Polish list found. Inscribed on the stone is:- SP  Franciszek Gàsiorowski born 11.9.1903 died 24.4.1945 Nauczyciel - Żołnierz Polski. Cześć Jego pamięci Koledzy

uł J S Gerula

Józef Stanisław

1 p rozpoz

1.1.45

40

23.7.1904, Przemyśl

ppłk Jerzy Gliński

no unit given

 

4.11.40

43

8.8.1896 or 1897, Hrebenów, Skole Dist.  5 bryg kadr.

Ppłk Jerzy Gliński VM was the commander of a Polish tank battalion. He is  commemorated by a private memorial. The inscription on the memorial reads:-

Ś P  Pułkownik L. Colonel Polish Army  JERZY GLIŃSKI lat 43

Kawaler Orderów  Virtuti Militari  “Krzyza Niedpodległosci”  “Krzyza Walecznych” i wielu innych.   Zmarł w Edinburgh dn 4 XI. 1940r w słuzbie dla WOLNEJ POLSKI .  Brat Przyjaciele i zołnierze pancerni

szer W Hamerlak

Władysław

no unit given

29.4.45

(33)

19.6.1911, Kamion, Kraków Prov. or died 29.1.45, inwalida

szer Z T Jasieński

Zdzisław Teodor

no unit given

12.7.45

(26)

1.4.1919, Bronowice, Kozienice Dist. inwalida               

szer K Krzystek

Karol

KU nr 1

21.3.45

(31)

17.2.1914, Stanisłowice, Cieszyn Dist. inwalida               

A Lewicki

Anatol

no unit given

27.12.45

(54)

25.11.1891, Muchanka, Czortków Dist., Tarnopol Prov. Polish Civilian according to CWGC records. kpt

plt B Mazelewski

Bronisław

KU nr 1

28.3.43

(31)

31.5.1911, Świecie on the Vistula.  The grave of plt Mazelewski could not be precisely located and his headstone bears the inscription - “Buried near this spot plt B Mazelewski” etc.

M M D Mieczynski

Mieczysław Michał Dunin

 

28.5.42

 

circa 1885, (Polish Civilian),  Mieczyński, No further information

Anna Miewiadoma

Anna

 

3.12.42

 

circa 1913, (Polish Civilian).  According to a Polish source the correct surname should be Niewiadoma. No further information.

strz J Moscumański

Jan

Sztab Głowny

12.1.46

(53)

25.4.1892, Jezupol.  inwalida Moszumański

kpl B Nawrocki

Bogusław

KU nr 1  

5.1.43

(31)

20.10.1911, Słupia Nowa, Kielce Dist.

szer M W Ottenbrejt

Marian Władysław

no unit given

23.4.45

(45)

7.12.1899, Białokiernica, Podhajce Dist., Tarnopol Prov. inwalida

szer J Pieczko

Jakub

O Zb KU 1

2.3.44

42

4.4.1901, Maćkówka, Przeworsk Dist. strz

szer M Skukowski

Michał

O Zb KU nr 1

24.10.45

44

15.9.1901, Łużki, Wilno Dist. or died 21.10.45, inwalida

P Stanik

Piotr

 

30.11.43

(57)

23.4.1886, Chropaczów, Śląsk Prov. (Polish Civilian) working for the Min of Nat Def (Welfare Office for Soldiers). Or died 27.10.1943

Doctor W Stocki

Wacław

 

23.3.42

(39)

28.8.1902, Waligród, Sanok Dist. (Polish Civilian) Lecturer, Polish Medical School (Snr Assist. Univ of Poznań). dr med

strz S Szczygiel

Stanisław

KU nr 1  

19.5.45

(32)

17.5.1913, Błaże, Rzeszów Dist., inwalida Szczygieł

A Tuburczy

Władysław

 

15.10.45

(43)

3.2.1902, Potutory, Brzeżany Dist., Tarnopol Prov. (Polish Civilian according to CWGC records). komp zap 1 Dpanc.  Or died 11.10.45, inwalida Tyburczy,  strz.  The inscription POLISH FORCES does not appear on the memorial to A. Tyburczy. The assumption is that he was a civilian. In the Polish list of casualties he appears to be commemorated twice. In one listing his rank is given as strz and in the other he is classified as inwalida. His name in both listings is given as Władysław Tyburczy and two slightly different dates of death are given.

S Urlanski

Stanisław

 

23.12.44

(43)

31.1.1901, Kijany, Lubartów Dist. (Polish Civilian).  A Polish source indicates his surname as Urbański and that he died on 21.12.44.

S Warszawski

Stefan

 

28.6.43

 

circa 1886, (Polish Civilian).  No further information.

szer W Zawalich

Władysław

no unit given

15.4.44

 

circa 1919. Not listed in the Polish Register of 1952. He was discharged from the Army  on 8.7.1943. No further information.

 

   Details of other individuals who are included in the Polish Register of 1952 and who are buried in Mt Vernon Catholic Cemetery.

Adam Walczak

Adam

no unit given

25.3.46

(45)

15.12.1900, Stawek, Piotkrów Dist. (born 12.12.1900 according to the Polish Register) or died 24.3.46. inwalida.

No CWGC memorial exists but there is a private memorial to kapral Walczak.

inwalida Eugeniusz Strejc

Eugeniusz

 

3.6.46

(26)

10.10.1919, Sarny. Or died 9.6.46.  No memorial exists

 

  Details of other individuals who are not included in the Polish Register of 1952 but are buried, according to another Polish source in Mt Vernon Catholic Cemetery.

ppłk Kazimierz Jakowski

 

14 Ośr Ofic PKPR

25.3.48

(61)

13.1.1887, Warszawa (Polish Resettlement Corps). (Source-Supplementary list of Officer Casualties until 31st December 1948, Polish Institute and General Sikorski Museum, London). There is no memorial to Lt Col Jakowski. Gr D438

 

Seafield Cemetery, Edinburgh

szer Łucjan Malewski

 

 

9.10.41

22

18.9.1919, Sokolniki, Dist. unknown.  Buried in Edinburgh, Seafield Cemetery on 13th October 1941 Sect R Gr 10 (entry in the Polish Register).  He died in the Royal Infirmary in Edinburgh.  szer Malewski possibly served with the Podhale Brigade.  (Highland Brigade).  The CWGC have no record of this casualty.  No memorial exists. (or died 14.10.41)

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