POLISH GRAVES IN BLOCKLEY CEMETERY

 

Blockley Station Road cemetery  located on a slope with a back drop of trees and views of the rolling Cotswold hills is more than just a village cemetery, it is also the resting place of one hundred and twenty two WW2 Polish displaced  persons who lived  in nearby disused army camps of Springhill and Northwick Park. Most of the graves have a name and date,  but sadly there are about a dozen unmarked graves where the crosses and plaques have been lost and a handful were the inscription is difficult to read.

 

Thank you to Blockley Parish Council for making available their records of burials.

In Polish they all ask to

 

"Honour Their Memory"

 

Cześć Jego Pamięci

 

 

B1         MARIA Z KOSIŃSKICH GRABOWIECKA  12/6/1957  AGED 90

B2            JÓZEF KOTULA

Born 14/3/1987- Died  19/7/1957

B3    WŁADYSŁAW WARAKSIEWICZ  Born 15/2/1890 Died 21/5/1957

B4             PIOTR AZARKO

Born 14/2/1898  Died 10/1/1957

B5           JERZY KURDYNA

1/5/1904  Died 10/5 1958

 

 B6

 

FRANCISZEK ZIOBROWSKI

Born 25/9/1899 Died 20/1/1958

JERZY ZIOBROWSKI

Born 16/1/1948  Died 21/1/1958

A sad case of a father and son hit by a train close to Honeybourne Station.

 

B7         MICHAŁ  LISOWSKI

Born 27/9/1885 Died 8/2/1958

B8    ROZALIA STRZELECKA

Born 12/10/1912 Died  15/2/1958

B9            ZOFIA GŁĄB

Born 13/6/1887 Died 7/3/1958

 

B10          JÓZEF  BANASZEK

Born 1/2/1898  Died 21/4/1958

B11 WACŁAW  MAŁACHOWSKI

Born 18/10/1903 Died 16/10/1957

B12      SZCZEPAN   WYSOCKI

Born 18/12/1893  Died 31/5/1958

B13              ANTONI BAKUN

Born 25/5/1898  Died 7/6/ 1958

B14          WILHELM    KNOP

Born 14/2/1914  Died 10/7/1958

 

B15          ALFRED   FETTER

Born 3/7/1897 Died 30/ 8/1958

B16            MARIA  SZLĘK

Born 7/10/1895  Died 30/1/1959

B17           ADAM   FAŁDYGA

Born 16/8/1895  Died 1/2/1962

B18     WŁADYSŁAW   SYROKA

Born 7/7/1885  Died 7/1/ 1962 

B19     JULIAN   KOZŁOWSKI

Born 21/10/1912  Died 12/12/1961

 

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B20     JULIAN  ZBYSZYŃSKI

Born 28/3/1894  5/4/1961

B21      KATARZYNA  BARYLUK

Born 1/7/1879   Died 14/3/1961

B22     JAN   MARTYNOWSKI

Born 27/ 12/ 1911 Died 14/1/1961

B23   BOLESŁAW  ZALEWSKI 

Born 24/8/1905  Died 7/1/1961

B24     ZYGMUNT MOLAS

Born 22/1/1901  Died 25/12/1960

 

B25        STEFAN PAKUŁA

Born 17/6/1894  Died 13/12/1959

B26          JAN   BORUCKI

Born 1887  Died 1/2/1960

B27   KAZIMIERZ  PIOTROWSKI

Born  23/3/1913   Died 12/4/1960

B28     WŁADYSŁAW SCHMIDT

Born 10/1/1897  Died 19/4/1960

B29          JAN  KRÓL

Born 14/1/1896  Died 17/7/1960

 

B30       HIPOLIT KASPEROWICZ 

Born 17/9/ 1894  Died 7/8/1960

B31   WŁADYSŁAW  MICHALUŚ 

Born 5/5/1901  Died 28/9/1960

B32    BOLESŁAW BEKMAN

Born 25/6/1911  Died 14/10/1960

B33          JANINA   FRYDEL

Born 30/1/190  Died 21/2/1959

B34        JÓZEF  JANAS

Born 20/2/1890  Died 7/3/1959

 

B35      ANDRZEJ  KAIRO

Born 3/4/1893  Died 13/3/1959

B36      ALFRED   BYSIEWICZ

Born 7/4/1895  Died 22/5/1959

B37    KONSTANTY  GRZYBIANEK

Born 6/2/1900  Died 18/8/1959

B38            J ÓZEF TUCZEK

Born 11/2/1878  Died 20/9/1959

B39     ANDRZEJ  WOŹNIAK

Born 29/11/1902  Died 20/9/1959

 

B40   TADEUSZ BANDEROWSKI

Born 14/1/1895   Died 14/11/1959

B41          JÓZEF  SZYSZKO

Born 4/4/1897  Died 17/2/1962

B42           MARIA  FERET

Born 22/2/ 1880  Died 14/3/1962

B43             JAN JARY  

Born 20/10/1928  Died 19/3/1962

B44   FRANCISZEK  DUMA

Born 15/ 15/1895  Died 9/8/1962

 

B45       ZYGMUNT SOSNO

Born 23/4/1913  Died 31/8/1962

B46   STANISŁAW JAWOROWSKI

Born 17/4/1905  Died 20/101962

B47             JAN ZIELIŃSKI

Born 24/7/1889  Died 21/12/1962

B48     TADEUSZ TRZASKALSKI

Born 28/6/1900  Died 2/1/1963

B49 EUGENIUSZ ŻONGOŁŁOWICZ

 

Additional  plaque on  grave B49 reads:-

 

PUŁKOWNIK  EUGENIUSZ ŻONGOŁŁOWICZ KAWALER ORDERU VIRTUTI MILITARI IV i V kl., KRZYŻA NIPODLEGŁOŚCI, ORDERU POLANIA RESTITUTA, ODZNACZONY 4-KROTNIE KRZYŻEM WALECZNYCH,  ZŁOTYM KRZYŻEM ZASŁUGI I INNYMI ODZNACZENIAMI, DCA. WARSZAWSKIEGO BAONU ODSIECZY LWOWA, POWSTANIEC GÓRNOŚLĄSKI Z GRUPY WIWELBERGA DCA 19 PP, ZMARŁ W LONG MARSTON

B50        MICHAŁ ZAWADCKI

Born 10/11/1809  Died 13/2/1963

B51         JAN  SAMBORSKI

Born 27/12/1893  Died 15/2/1963

B52    WŁADYSŁAW PIERZAK

Born 18/6/1901  Died 7/5/1963

 

B53   HELENA KRUSZEWSKA

Born 22/5/1895  Died 10/7/1963

B54             MARIA GIZA

Born 5/6/1895  Died 16/7/1963

B55        WINCENTY  LALKO

Born 12/10/1901  Died 12/10/1963

B56          JÓZEF  MAKAR

Born 20/5/1918  Died 11/11/1963

B57         FIŁIP SAWONKO

Born 15/12/1909  Died 1/1/1964

 

B58         EUGENIA SIEŃKO

Born 1/12/1900   Died 25/3/1964

B59            JAN   JANCZYŃSKI

   Born 1/12/1890 Died 7/5/1964

B60   STANISŁAW   GOłUZD

Born 4/5/1897  Died 24/10/1964

B61                   TERESA

 KOZIEŁŁ - POKLEWSKA

Born 15/2/1893- Died 23/11/1964

B62        LEON KOWALCZYK

Born 1/10/1895-Died 17/12/1964

 

 

PIOTR CZUBA

 

Died 1/2/1966

Sadly no headstone

B63          JAN  BANASIK

Born 12/12/1899 Died 25/2/1965

B64  KONDRAD JAN STANDARA

Born 11/10/1902  Died 28/2/1965

B65       STANISŁAW  WIATR

Born 12/10/1901   Died 16/9/1965

B66  MARIA SKRZYPIEC

Born 22/4/1900 Died 14/1/1966

B67          

 

WLADYSLAW ZIEBA

buried  2/6/1966

Sadly no headstone

B68     KAZIMIERZ UŻAROWSKI

Born14/9/1882 Died 4/2/1966

B69     JÓZEF MARCINOWSKI

Born 3/9/1900      Died 8/2/1966

B70          ANTON KRAPANS

Died 12/4/1966  Age 64

     B71       

B72             MARIA PAJĄK

Born 15/12/883    Died 29/10/1966

 

A memorial to Tadeusz Białosiewicz who was cremated and his ashes scattered in the Lake District stands on his fathers grave.

LUDWIK HAPETTA

 

Died 12/10/1967

Sadly no headstone

B73              JÓZEFA  OŻGA

Born 1903 Died     24/11/1966

B74          WŁADYSLAW    

                 BIAŁOSIEWICZ

Born  4/6/1904  Died 8/1/1967

B75           JAN PAWLUK

Born 1902  Died 7/5/1967

B76 

 

 

B77       FRANCISZEK LULKO

Born 29/11/1909Died 10/11/1967

B78          FRANCISZKA

              BURACZEWSKA

Born 28/12/1904  Died 11/3/1968

 B79 KONSTANTY BURACZEWSKI

Born 19/2/1905  Died 9/1/1981

 B80            JÓZEF KANIA

Born 10/3/1901  Died 24/4/1968

 B81       HENRYK CZARNIK

Born 18/1/1905  Died 18/6/1968

 

B82   MAKSYMILIAN KOŁOSZCZYK

Born 8/10/1904 Died 30/1/1969

B83            TATIANA KAIRO

Born 20/1/1893  Died 13/3/1969

B84          WASYL  BACHRYJ

Born 8/12/1914  Died 4/5/1969

B85     ALEKSANDER    

BARANOWSKI

Died  9/8/1969

 B86      WŁADYSŁAW WIECHEĆ

Born 16/7/1944 Died 15/11/1969

 

Died 18/12/1969

Age 62

Sadly no headstone

Died 5/3/1970

Age 47

Sadly no headstone

 

Died 14/3/1970

Age 60

Sadly no headstone

 

B87    KAZIMIERA ROSSA B88    MARIA BARANOWSKA B89    JÓZEF WOLOCIUCHA

B90                  CZESŁAW ZAJĄC

Born 14/5/1901 Died 6/11/1970

B91        JERZY PANKIW

Died 15/2/1971Buried 18/2/1971

 

 

Died 30/9/1971

Age 58

Sadly no headstone

 

B92            ADELA DACZ

Born 6/6/1889  Died 19/2/1971

B93           STEFAN KUCHTA

Born 1911   Died 13/7/1971

B94    MIECZYSŁAW   CHUTO

B95            MARIA POSACKA

Born 15/1/1909   Died 21/10/1971

B96        MARIA WIECHEĆ

Born 20/4/1909   Died 7/4/ 1975

 

 

Died 19/7/1972

Age 60

Sadly no headstone

 

B97          LEON MONDRY

Born 9/6/1910     Died 29/1/19172

B98         HENRYK KUDLAK

Born 22/3/ 1917  Died 18/3/1972

B99 ANTONI BORKOWSKI

Born 27/3/1907   Died 23/3/1972

B100      EDWARD SACHAR

B101 JAN OŻGA-JARUSZEWSKI

Born 23/6/1925   Died 30/9/1972

 

B102    JÓZEF   MÓZGOWIEC

Born 27/1/1889 Died 3/12/1973

and  ashes of MARIA HELENA MÓZGOWIEC Died 4/11/1996

B103         PIOTR CIASTOŃ

Born 1898  Died 15/2/1974

B104   FRANCISZKA CIASTOŃ

Born 22/ 12/ 1986 Died 19/11/1975

B105         PIOTR SAWKO

Born 23/6/1902  Died 8/8/1974

B106   WŁADYSŁAW STARSIAK

Born 28/11/1907  Died 19/6/1976

 

 

Died 15/4/1982

Age 60

Sadly no headstone

 

B107       HELENA STARSIAK

Born 29.5.1915 Died 26/10/2001

B108  WŁADYSŁAW KOŚCIŃSKI

Born 1/1/ 1914 Died 24/1/1980

B109      ANNA and ANTONI 

SCHWETZ

Born 30/6/1907 Died 9/3/1982

Born 3/1/1903 Died 1/10/1975

B110         JULIAN MUZYKA

B111        MARIAN HYBIAK

Died 9/1/1983 Age 72

 

B112           WŁADYSŁAW  

                    NOWAKOWSKI 

Born 1/4/1898  Died 9/6/1983

B113         ANNA WOJNICZ

Born 1906   Died 10/9/1984

B114        JAN WENCEL

Born 29/4/1913 Died 24/9/1984

B115   ALEKSANDER WOJNICZ

Born 17/11/1902  Died 16/1/1994

B116          JAN SYROKA

Born 24/6/1949  Died 30/ 10/2000

 

 

Died 22/11/1995

Age 87

Sadly no headstone

 

                  Died 2/6/2006

Age 89

Sadly no headstone

B117       IRENA ZAWADZKA

Born 17/8/1910  Died 12/4/1994

B118     NIKIFOR  KOTOWICZ B119             KOTOWICZ

B120          TOMASZ SOKALSKI

Born 1/9/1914 Died 10/ 9/2001

KATARZYNA SOKALSKI

Born 29/12/1914 Died 29/10/2008

B121 STANISŁAWA BORKOWSKA

   Born 3/3/1912  Died 16/12/2003

 

The two burials below are located in the lower half of the cemetery

 

In Poland on All Souls day relatives visit cemeteries to lay flowers and light candles in remembrance of their loved ones. This tradition carries on wherever there are Poles and Polish graves. Although the Polish Camp closed in 1970 and the inhabitants moved to towns and villages far beyond Northwick Park, yet once a year a small group of people that grew up in the camp  meet  in Blockley cemetery to pay  their respects to friends and family that are buried there. Some feel so strongly about this little corner of their past that they have bought and reserved their place in the cemetery.

 

Lower  Cemetery  

JAN ISZUTIN

Born 5/6/1895 Died 2/1/1953

Lower  Cemetery  

MIKOŁAJ SIEROCIŃSKI

Born 5/3/1889 Died 22/3/1954

 
 

Today many of the gravestones have become dangerous. With no living relatives and through lack of funds the local authority have laid down many of the crosses as a safety precaution but there is a real risk that in time they will disappear altogether and no trace will remain of the Polish community that lived there. It would be nice if funds could be raised for the restoration of the Polish graves. Let us not forget that many of those buried there fought for our freedom. Anybody wishing to help please send donations to:

Blockley Parish Council, Blockley Gloucestershire GL56 9BZ, England.

Please mark all cheques as 'Polish Graves'

 
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