Ladies and gentelmen,
Over 70 years ago in Glen Spean, Scotland, at a small graveyard placed just beside fifteenth-century Cille Choirill Church ensign STANISLAW ZAKRZEWSKI was buried, a SOLDIER from the 26th Poznan Infantry Battalion, Polish Armed Forces in the West.
The grave was probably put up by his friends and it has been visited many times by Stanislaw’s nationals who still bring flowers, light lanterns up and pray at the grave and comemorate the great soldier.
Unfortunatelly the grave has been getting covered by moss and grass throughout the years and it got partly destroyed. IT NEEDS A SOON RENOVATION. That is why we decided to restore its old glow – WE HAVE ORGANISED FUNDRISING.
For that reason we would like to kindy ask all of you for financial support. Even the smallest amount you are able to pay would be a GREAT HELP for us. All the money gathered goes for the renovation of Stanislaw Zakrzewski’s grave. We estimate the cost might reach even to £5,000. All the works will be carried by proffessional repair company MOSSFORDS which has certificates and licenses such as BRAMM (British Register of Accredited Memorial Masons) and NAMM (National Association of Memorial Masons). We believe that al teh above are a guarantee for the solid work done. We are in touch with conservator Kris Zykubek (Senior Stone Conservator, Accredited Conservator-Restorer by British Institute of Conservation).
After the renovation will have been done, we will share all teh documents, costs, bills and pictures to all those who ask for it.
We ask you for a little help, showing a heart and help comemorate a great soldier who fought and died in exile.
Thank you for your time and your kindness.
DONATE NOW – GOFUNDME:
Who was Stanisław Zakrzewski?
Stanislaw Jerzy Zakrzewski was born on the 22nd March 1910 at 10pm in Tymienica, Poland although other sources say the 10th March was the day of his birth. His father was Izydor Zakrzewski and his mother was Jadwiga Sonsfeld.
Here’s fundrise for renovation of his grave: Between 1932 and 1933 he was commanding officer in the corporal’s degree. Before World War II he worked at the state police as Senior Constable. 1939 when Russian Army invaded Poland made him evacuate through Romania, Yugoslavia, Greece and when in Fracne he began active military service in Coetbo. The was made education he tried to continue impossible and eventually in 1940 he got to Great Britan to become a soldier and fight for Polish armed forces.
He served as team motorcycle rider and attended army school in Dundee. Till April 1941 Stanislaw was deputy technical officer in the third battalion of the first gunner brigade. In October 1943 he got promoted and became ensign and technical officer. Since December 1943 be was a liaison officer in command of the first grenadier brigade.
In 1946 he got transferred to Poznan infantry battalion.
Zakrzewski died on 17th February 1947 at 5.40am in the camp of Achnacarry, Spean Bridge. The cause was most likely the cerebral hemorrhage that damaged his heart. His grave is located at the small graveyard by 15th centrury Catholic church in Cille Choirill in Scotland.
WE WOULD LIKE TO ASK EVERYONE WHO CAN HELP: PLEASE HELP US COLLECT MONEY FOR THE RENOVATION OF HIS GRAVE WHICH IS IN A TERRIBLE CONDITION.