Boleslaw Bronislaw Duch

Boleslaw Bronislaw Duch

Birth
Death 9 Oct 1980 (aged 83)
London, City of London, Greater London, England
Burial Cassino, Provincia di Frosinone, Lazio, Italy
Memorial ID 125440205 · View Source
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World War II Polish Army General. Born at Borszczowie, which is now in the Ukraine and known as Borshchiv, but which was then part of the Russian Empire. During the First World War, he served in the Polish Legions, who fought as part of the Austro-Hungarian Army; then, when Poland regained its independence after the Armistice, he joined the Polish Army. When the Second World War broke out and Poland was partitioned between the Nazis and the Soviets, he escaped to France, where he commanded the Polish 1st. Grenadier Division; and, after the fall of France, to Scotland, where, from 1942 to 1943, he commanded the 1st. Rifle Brigade. In 1943, he took command of the 3rd. Carpathian Infantry Division of the 2nd. Polish Corps, who fought at Monte Cassino, Ancona and Bologna. After the War, he chose not to return to Communist Poland and, instead, moved to London, where he served as the Chairman of the Council of the World Polish Veterans' Association. In February 1980, he was appointed as General Inspector of the Armed Forces, and was the last person to hold that post because, after his death in October that year, the position was abolished and replaced by a Military Council. A biography of Duch, by Stanislaw Kaminski, was published in 2010. N.B. The rank of General Dywizji is equivalent to Major-General.

Bio by: Iain MacFarlaine


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 125440205
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Boleslaw Bronislaw Duch (15 Nov 1896–9 Oct 1980), Find A Grave Memorial no. 125440205, citing Polish War Cemetery, Cassino, Provincia di Frosinone, Lazio, Italy ; Maintained by Find A Grave .