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Name: Mieczysław Biedka
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Gender: Male
Date of birth: 1923-11-06
Place of birth: Poland, Stanisławowskie Stanisławów (near Stryj)
Did this person die during World War ll?: No
Date of death: 1989-1-12
Place of death: Australia , Tasmania (near Hobart)
Fathers given name: Walenty
Entry ID: 649581 Mothers given name: Stanislawa
Mothers maiden name: Krzysiek
Given name of spouse: Laura Biedka
Maiden name of spouse: Mainella
Given name(s) of children: Richard, Mary
Description: Mieczyslaw had 5 siblings. Stanislaw, Zdzislaw, Mila, Waleria and Wisia. They lived together in Stryj until the beginning of WW11. Following the 1939 September campaign in Poland, he made his way to Beirut,Syria where he enlisted in the Polish Forces. He never saw his family again. Mieczyslaw moved to Australia after WW11 and maintained written contact with Mila, Waleria and Zdzislaw until his death in 1989.

Personal Situation at the outbreak of WWll

Residence at the outbreak of WWll: Poland, Stanisławowskie, Stanisławów, Miertiuki, Stryj
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Ethnicity: Polish
Religion: Roman Catholic
Education Level: Lower Secondary
Occupation at the outbreak of WWll: Student
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Military Experience

Served in Unit Other Service From: yyyy mm dd To: yyyy mm dd
2nd Corps (Gen. Anders) starszy strzelec 2 batalion
Other Military Service: Nr ewidencyjny 3 DSK/Serial Nr in 3 DSK 1923/8
Participation in WWII battles: Monte Cassino, Italy (1944-01-17 - 1944-05-19), North African campaign (Tobruk) (1941-03-31 - 1941-11-27)
Medals received: Polish- Cross of Valour, Cross of Monte Cassino, Army Medal and honorary decoration for wounds
Other Battles: Battle for Ancona 1944-07-24 - 1944-07-31
Battle for Bologna/Lombardy Plain 1945-04-09 - 1945-05-02

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Residence After 1945

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Australia Hobart

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