My name is Tessa, (Teresa Jadwiga), I am Zbigniew's daughter; he had nothing to do with Kresy - Siberia, however I wonder if anyone might have some information that might help me. Zbigniew was one of the sons of Professor Jozef Kostrzewski Archaeologist / Prehistorian in Poznan, whose life is currently being researched by another achaeologist and which has prompted my interest in my fathers war.
I understand that my father fought in Poland then went to France, Wilno Reconnaisance Division, 2nd Infantry Division; when France capitulated he made his way with others to Switzerland, where he was interned, he got away from there making his way back to France in 1944 reporting to the British military, he then came UK and was based in Alyth at Lands of Loyal.
Somewhere along the line he met my mother who serving in the ATS, he married her at the end of 1945 in Abbingdon, just before he was repatriated by troop ship. My mother made her way to Poznan separately.
In 1955 my father died and my mother eventually got permission to leave Poland and return to Scotland with my two brothers and myself. I was 6 months old when Zbigniew died and so have no memories of him, and it was not a subject that my mother chose to talk about very much.
The point of my enquiry is this, does anyone in this network have knowledge of anyone who may have served with Zbigniew? was interned in Switzerland? or anyone who spent time in Alyth, Perthshire, Scotland? It's a long shot I know, I also realise that it is now probably too late to find anyone living who would remember. I have been in touch with Alyth Family History group who introduced me to a couple of
people, who remembered vividly / fondly having Polish service men and women stay with them, they were children at the time.
Any information that anyone has and that they are willing to share would be most appreciated.