I just found this site after looking for some information on Penley. I was born at Penley on Jan. 27, 1947. My family name is Polkiewicz. Both my parents were at Penley before emigrating to Canada. My dad is still alive. I will see what he has for pictures from the camp.
I have just found this site. I never realised that there were so many people born in Penley Hospital no. 3 scattered about the world. I too was born there in March 1947, my parents who were not demobilised yet were moved from Penley to Felton Camp in Northumberland then to Maghull, nr. Liverpool. We then moved into the city itself
I am working on tracing my husbands (Andrzej) family but there is little information.
I do know his father (Kazimierz) was born in the Polish Hospital and lived at Penley before moving with his mother to Stover settlement camp in Devon.
Andrzej's dad's name is Kazimierz Pientak born in January 1947. His mother was Zofia Pietak (note the 'n' was inadvertently omitted (I believe) when Kaz's birth was registered).
We don't know the name of Kaz's Dad - we believe he died of TB before he was born.
Does anybody remember/recognise these names and do you have any stories. Any photos?
Zofia lost her entire family (parents and 13 siblings) in a concentration camp. My husband and his Dad said she was a beautiful, kind, loving woman and they both loved her very much. Hence why I want to try and trace some of her life.
Kaz currently resides in Devon. Andrzej migrated to NZ ten years ago where he met me. NZ and Poland share a great history which is another reason why I want to pursue this.
Hello, i'm Gianluca, from Italy. I study and research the story of 32nd Polish Corp in Puglia, Italy. Puglia was the land of reserve of 2nd Polish Corp, after landed in Taranto the 2nd Polish Corp build any bases, two polish general hospital, in Casamassima (5th polish general hospital) and Palagiano (3rd polish general hospital), a sanatorium in Noci and Marina di Taranto, college for polish soldier in Alessano, Matino, Lecce, Casarano, DP Camp IN Barletta and Trani and another DP Camp in Santa Maria al Bagno, near NArdò. In Ostuni was baza 10 of cichociemni, Latiano, Mesagne and Francavilla was baza of polish SOE, in Bari was HQ of polish orchestra of 5 Carpatian DIvision, a platoon of cultural section and a section of polish SOE. Mottola was HQ of polish force in Puglia and San Basilio was a great camp of training and baza of 7th polish dividìsion, Palagianello was HQ of 317 polish transport company of polish auxiliary women. This is a story of great friedly between polish soldier and civilian. After the war polish soldier started to England, the 3rd polish general hospital was in Penley. Are there in this forum any parent of polish nurse or doctor of this two hospital? Are there any parents of nurse of polish hospital in Penley? I need your help for write this great story. If you want, you see my work in this FB page: www.facebook.com/Associazione-Culturale-Piccola-Polonia-214215575277015/
I'm new to this forum. I'm working on my family genealogy and am looking for information about my parents (Bronislaw Berszoner and Wladyslawa Burska) when they were young. Both of my parents came from Poland and met at Penley Hospital around 1949. They married and immigrated to the United States around 1954. My mother was a hospital waitress and my father was a cinema film operator. I have pictures of them during WWII and in England. If these names sound familiar to anyone, please contact me. I have a lot of gaps in my genealogy!
I followed the story of my uncle, Antoni Uszynski, who took part in the Battle of Monte Cassino in 1944 and was seriously wounded and then transported to the Polish camp in Penley, where he spent the rest of his life. He died in Penley Hospital, Wrexham in 1988. I have his death certificate which I got from GRO. The certificate shows that the person who reported his death was Henryk Matuszak. If anyone has any information about Antoni Uszynski or Henryk Matuszak, please contact me: email@example.com