My parents were stationed with the Polish 2nd Corps in Italy where I was born in Trani, from there we were resettled in England, again in a camp. I've checked the passenger lists for ships with no luck but apparently there are no lists of passengers arriving in England by train. I would appreciate any information about the camp in Trani or passenger lists for the trains. my parents' name is Janina Szanc-Lesniewska & Wojciech Lesniewski.
Hi, My sister was born in the same camp. We are unable to find out any details of how she came to the UK e.g passenger lists and my parents were not keen to discuss how they arrived in the UK. My sister also dosen't have a birth certificate as this seems to have been "lost". Is there any information that you can share about the camp and how your parents came to the Uk as it may help us in discovering any information relating to my Sister. My Fathers name was Roman Holynski and my sisters Mother was Olga Job. They weren't married at the time of her birth but married in the UK. thanks for any help.
Hi, The record keeping in those days certainly left something to be required...My birth certificate from the Polish authorities there have my baptismal date as my birth date and the baptismal certificate was used to issue my birth certificate later on when my parents returned to Poland (what were they thinking?). It was only after my mothers death when I was clearing her desk I discovered an English Identity Card with a different date of birth but that was 60 years too late! I have no names of other people from the camp, I know my mother went to England by train (no passenger lists) and my father had to stay behind in Italy to close the camp. It took 3-4 months for him to join us in another camp Baron Cross and then Shobdon nr Leominster (?). In fact Trani doesn't even figure on the Identity document, there is Barletta so I might have been born there and transferred and baptised in Trani. Who knows? Both my parents are dead and so are all their friends so I'm stuck with all the inaccuracies, it really doesn't matter now but it would be nice to know my correct date of birth for sure even if just to read my stars in Sunday papers! Hope you can find something for your sister somewhere...best of luck! Cheers Krystyna (not Janet - that was my daughter when she was setting up this membership for me!)
Keen to get a birth record of my sister as my parents seemed to have lost the certificate? If anyone knows who or which organisation to contact in Tani for a copy of her birth certificate it would be much appreciated.
My mother, Wladyslawa Burska Berszoner, went to the International Reffuge Camp in Forla, Italy in 1945. She joined the 2 Polish Corps A.T.S. Unit 3 Pol Hospital with the Polish Forces in Italy. In 1947, with the Unit, she left Neapel Harbour Italy for Glasgow Harbour England. Any others in the same situation?
Post by krysiagilewicz on Aug 18, 2019 13:26:22 GMT
My mother was in Trani camp. They were taken by train to Naples where they embarked onto the ship SS Empress of Australia and disembarked in Liverpool on August 16 1946. northwickparkpolishdpcamp.co.uk