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Swirski, Jerzy Wlodzimierz

Date of birth:
April 5th, 1882 (Kalisz, German Empire)
Date of death:
June 12th, 1959 (London, United Kingdom)
Buried on:
Graves Veterans Brompton Cemetery
Nationality:
Polish (1918-1939, IInd Republic)

Biography

Rank: Vice Admiral. Commander-in-chief of the Polish Navy during the Second World War.

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Period:
First World War (1914-1918)

With swords
Order of St. Stanislaus III class
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)

With swords
Order of St. Vladimir 4th Class
Period:
Polish-Soviet War (1919-1921)
Awarded on:
May 2nd, 1922
Order Odrodzenia Polski Oficerski
Awarded on:
1931
l’ Ordre du Mérite Maritime
Awarded on:
March 18th, 1933
Krzyz Zaslugi in Gold
Awarded on:
1934
Viesturs Orden, II. Class/Grand Officer
Awarded on:
1934
Kungliga Svärdsorden - Grand Cross
Awarded on:
November 11th, 1936
Order Odrodzenia Polski Komandorski
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Vice-Admiral
Unit:
Naval Directorate, HQ, Polish Navy, Polish Armed Forces in the West
Awarded on:
1941

Naval Directorate Chief
Commander of The Most Honourable Order of the Bath (KCB/DCB)
Rank:
Vice-Admiral
Awarded on:
June 28th, 1957
Order Odrodzenia Polski Wielki
Chevalier de l' Ordre National de la Legion d'Honneur
Commandeur de l' Ordre National de la Legion d'Honneur
Grand Officier de l' Ordre National de la Legion d'Honneur
Awarded on:
1914
Officier de l' Ordre National de la Legion d'Honneur

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