I requested and received documents from the MOD for my mother,
father and also my mother's cousin. I initially sent a letter to
the MOD and included my email address. They were very quick to
respond and gave me forms to use to prove kinship. I was not able to
give them very much about my Mum's cousin except a copy of the
inscription on the back of a photo he sent to my Mum. This was
sufficient and I received his records. The downside is that it cost
me £30 per search. I also got records from The Sikorski Museum.
Best of luck
--- In Kresy-Siberia@yahoogroups.com
> I would appreciate receiving help with the following:
> Does anyone have any information on "sowchoz Szortandy O.
> Akmolinska" during WWII? The Hoover Institution has recently
> my family a handwritten "Kwestionariusz zeslanca" of another
> relative, Jerzy Krycin'ski, who was arrested and deported from
> Grodno (then, woj. Bialostockie) on April 13, 1940 and ended up
> in "sowchoz Szortandy." Jerzy was a sixteen-year-old student at
> time of his deportation. He was released in August of 1941 and
> joined the Polish Army in the city of Akmolinsk on January 9,
> I know that oblast Akmolinska is in Kazakhstan and that the city
> Akmolinsk was renamed Astana in 1998.
> Has anyone been able to obtain documents from MoD even though not
> closely related to the soldier in question? This is my
> grandmother's cousin so I'm concerned that the documents will not
> released to me. Does MoD have any specific guidelines on
> documents of Anders Army soldiers when there are no direct
> descendants? I'll certainly write to MoD but any suggestions would
> be appreciated. I'm thinking of calling them, perhaps, some
> soul would read his record over the phone. Has anyone tried
> MoD and actually obtained information? I'm afraid that the
> formality of a written request might make them more likely say no.
> Thanks for your help,
> Hala Trevelyan