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PSZnZ Honorary Silver Cross of Jerusalem - Franciszek Glowniak

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World War II crosses awarded to soldiers of the Polish Armed Forces in the West.

The crosses were awarded to "any worthy Catholic pilgrim" who visited the Holy Land. Silver crosses were awarded to those who visited the Holy Land twice and made the necessary donations and fees for the cross.

Many soldiers of the 2nd Polish Corps and the Polish Army in the Middle East were awarded the cross and wore them on their uniforms.

The cross is made of sterling silver, with a feature on the reverse.

It measures 42 mm x 47 mm.

Franciszek Glowniak, born 15-IX-1912; before the war, an officer in the National Police (Mark Number 1320) and a Soldier of the Gendarmerie (Badge Number 3294). Probably takes part in the Defensive War, then mobilized to the Polish Army in France on May 30, 1940. Joins the Independent Carpathian Rifle Brigade with which he participates in the Libyan Campaign from 19-VIII-1941 to 22-III-1942 (including the battles for Tobruk), awarded the Independent Carpathian Rifle Brigade "Tobruk" Commemorative Badge (Badge Number 1120). Later, as part of the 2nd Carpathian Rifle Baon (3rd Carpathian Rifle Division), he takes part in the Italian Campaign including the Battle of Monte Cassino (Cross Number 4967). Wounded during combat on 11-XI-1944.Awarded the Cross of Valor, the Army Medal (three times), the Bronze Cross of Merit with Swords and British decorations (Star of Italy, Star of Africa, Star 1939-45). After the war, he settled in Great Britain.

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