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Can you name this General

Postby kaisertreu » 11 May 2016 11:15

Hi,
Can anyone put a name to this General for me please. Any caeer information also gratefully accepted.
regards,
Ian
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Postby Halibutt » 13 Mar 2017 15:56

kaisertreu wrote:Hi,
Can anyone put a name to this General for me please. Any caeer information also gratefully accepted.

Definitely not Żeligowski, he had a beard already in 1920. If it wasn't for the chin I'd say Sosnkowski, but not him either. Looks like Franciszek Wład or Konstanty Plisowski, but both had way less hair... Could you tell us anything more about the picture? Where is it from? Any captions? Anything?

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Re: Can you name this General

Postby kaisertreu » 14 Mar 2017 10:54

There is some writing on the reverse of the card. A place name and date (1920) and an inscription of some kind.
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Postby GregSingh » 14 Mar 2017 21:48

Jaś jako Szef Sztabu
M(inisterstwa) S(praw) Wojsk(owych)
Grudzień 1920

Jaś = diminutive first name for Jan

jako = as

Szef Sztabu = Chief of Staff

Ministerstwo Spraw Wojskowych = The Ministry of Military Affairs

Grudzień = December


Organizational chart of The Ministry is here - https://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ministerstwo_Spraw_Wojskowych - unfortunately only surnames for all Chiefs, will leave Googling to you!

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Re: Can you name this General

Postby kaisertreu » 18 Mar 2017 20:13

Greg,
Cheers, mate.
Ian

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Re: Can you name this General

Postby Halibutt » 20 Mar 2017 00:32

Ha! So it must be gen. Jan Niesiołowski, chief of staff of the ministry of military affairs (read: vice-minister) after the creation of this post on 10-08-1920 (source). He retired in 1921 and briefly served as the commandant of the short-lived Military Faculty of the Warsaw University of Technology (soon abolished and superseded by a purely-military university). Not sure what happened to him afterwards, this site claims he died in 1940, but it also conflates gen. Jan Niesiołowski with Colonel Jan Niesiołowski (1876-1936), also serving in the General Staff in 1920 as head of department, so I'm not sure it's 100% accurate.

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Postby kaisertreu » 20 Mar 2017 21:41

Thank you for the information.
A quick goggle search has revealed Jan Niesiołowski 1876-1840.


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