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Revamp at former grave of Polish war time leader General Wladyslaw Sikorski in Newark Cemetery




Work is underway to the memorial at the former grave of Polish war time leader General Wladyslaw Sikorski.

John Salt and Stephen Sergeant from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission are working on the former resting place of the Polish war time leader in Newark Cemetery.

John Salt and Stephen Sergeant from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (4160347)
John Salt and Stephen Sergeant from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (4160347)

The work is being carried on the anniversary of the day that his remains were exhumed ahead of being returned to Poland in 1993.

His body is now in the Hall of Kings in Wawel Cathedral, Krakow.

General Sikorksi died in 1943 with the rest of the 11-man crew when the plane he was travelling in plunged into the sea shortly after leaving Gibraltar.

He was buried in the Polish war graves section of Newark Cemetery on July 16 1943.



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