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We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Kazimierz Otton Zurek

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Date of birth: 18th November 1918
Place of birth: Radziewe, Plock District, Poland
Service: Polish Navy
Rank: Midshipman
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Kazimierz was a member of the Polish Navy living in exile in the UK. He was born on 18th November 1918 in Radziewe, Plock District, Poland. He attended school at Jagiellonka in Plock. There he excelled at sports- particularly discus, javelin and shot put.

Upon graduating in 1938 Kazimierz entered Navy Cadet school in Tczew. After a final visit home in May 1939, he joined the crew of the Polish ship Iskra for a training journey. When World War Two broke out, the Iskra was in Casablanca. Many of her crew, including Kazimierz were ultimately relocated to the U.K. for continuation of naval training. Kazimierz was assigned to train aboard Hood.

He was 22 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos

Hood Chapel, Church of St. John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire, England

Photos of the memorial

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Robert Ostrycharz (Biographical information, 2000)
Wlodzimierz Szucki (Photo, 2001)
Bogus?aw Chru?ciel (informaton, April 2016)
Aleksandra Tokarsk (information, April 2013)