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    Hello,

    Sometimes ago, a member of the board has asked for a photo of some graves at Chievres cemetery. As I could not see who asked, I was this day there and I took photos of all the graves like that I was sure to have what was asked.

    If this member remember his request or someone else who want a photo please let me know.

    When looking at the photo I noticed the following :
    J. Faliejevas served as G. Cockaine , navigator, KIA 11/08/1943

    Also there next to the last CWGC graves there are 3 graves with a cross with the following names ;
    Urbaniac Janusz , armée polonaise, 13-09-1922 - 16-01-1946
    Tadeusz Ambrozy armée polonaise , 14-07-1918 - 03-02-1946
    Sarnowsky Andrezej , armée polonaise , 01/04/1920 - 03-02-1946

    As it is written armée polonaise, these cross are for me not CWGC, could these man air force
    any idea

    Thank for help

    Best regards

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    Rene
    A pilot cousin of mine is buried at Chievres with his crew .Flt /Sgt WA Gunning RAAF of 466 Sqdn RAAF. Crew Covel Cummins ,Covel ,Feakes & Jordan.
    Their Wellington crashed near Baudour,Belgium 14th July 1943.
    I have photos of the graves taken by a friend whose 61 sqdn uncle is also buried in the cemetery.
    From his email to me ----
    "My Uncle's aircraft crashed about 10 miles south of Mons. His flight engineer was an Aussy. His step brother contacted me through Lens site some time ago. When his sister visited Chievres some years ago, the taxi driver asked what was the purpose of her visit. Upon finding out, he refused to accept payment".

    I presume the 3 men of armee polonaise are of Polish Army but 1946 seems too late to be killed in war ?? Franek G. may know ?

    Anne

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rene Romainville View Post
    Hello,


    Also there next to the last CWGC graves there are 3 graves with a cross with the following names ;
    Urbaniac Janusz , armée polonaise, 13-09-1922 - 16-01-1946
    Tadeusz Ambrozy armée polonaise , 14-07-1918 - 03-02-1946
    Sarnowsky Andrezej , armée polonaise , 01/04/1920 - 03-02-1946

    As it is written armée polonaise, these cross are for me not CWGC, could these man air force

    Ex German prisoners/forced labour died as Displaced Persons?

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    Would these "Armee Polonaise " men have been captured in enemy occupied Poland because they were in the Polish/Warsaw Home Army & sent to Germany ? Then brought to/made their way to Britain after the war as displaced persons ?

    I'm curious as to why/how these men died ? Two on the same day & one about two weeks or so earlier . Poor health from being prisoners, from forced labour or sadness ??

    Anne

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    René

    I have a small database liting all the CWWG graves, crews and aircraft if you want I can e-mail to you. You mentioned Faliejevas so I have posted his crew. I would also like photos of the Polish or other military graves not in the CWWGC section if you can mail to me.

    Merci bien, Peter

    Crew 77 sqn Halifax II JD167 KN-Z op Nurnberg crashed, Boussu/Dour
    Bryan Arthur Sgt AG 841200 RAFVR 11/08/1943
    Cockayne G. (Faliejevas Jurgis) P/O Nav 139689 11/08/1943
    Etherington Harry Mark F/O AB 136881 RAFVR 11/08/1943
    Hobbs Peter P/O Pilot 148175 RAFVR 11/08/1943
    Howes Eric Yeomans KN-Z Sgt Wop/Ag 1295447 RAFVR 11/08/1943
    Pegg Eric Henry Sgt FE 1393511 RAFVR 11/08/1943
    Rushton Rodney Sgt AG 1621269 RAFVR 11/08/1943

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    Hello Anne et Peter

    Thank you for replying.

    What was the nationalety of "Cockayne" (Faliejevas), ?

    Peter I will send you the photos of the Polish graves.

    Best regards

    Rene

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    Hello René,

    Would it be possible to get a pictures from these polish soldiers buried at Chiévres ?

    Greetings
    Alain12
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    Hello Alain

    Can you send a email to the following :

    rene.romainvilleATskynetdotbe

    and i will send the photos

    Groetjes

    Rene

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    Hi all,

    A few weeks ago I discussed with the author of a book about Chièvres airbase. If my souvenirs are right, he said me the three polish soldiers died in 1946 for the following reasons :
    - 2 died in an car accident. They were drunk.
    - 1 was shot by an US soldier : he was drunk and I think he try to rapt a girl ( no more 100 % certain ).

    Regards.

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    ytarg
    Interesting thought re. the Polish men.
    Would they be buried in a CWGC grave for civilian offences ? Perhaps they would if soldiers ?

    Anne

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