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Polish Order of the Virtuti Militari: Recipients Information

Copyright © 1997-2017 by Professor. Z. Wesolowski and FEEFHS (updated in 2022); all rights reserved


  1. The author of this database was Professor Z. Wesolowski. Unfortunately, he passed away in August 2020. It is not known to FEEFHS if he had additional information about this topic at the time of his death. Please try some of the other sources listed here.
  2. For VM's Awarded 1792, 1812, and 1831:
    Write the Polish National Archives at Warsaw Poland.
    Archiwun Glowne Akt Dawnych
    Ul. Dluga 7
    Warsaw, Poland 00-263
  3. For VM's awarded 1920-1921:
    Write to the Polish Military Records Center, Rembertow (Warsaw)
    Centralne Archiwum Wojskowe
    Blok 126
    Warsaw (Rembertow), Poland 00-910
  4. For VM's awarded 1939-1946 by the Polish Government in Exile:
    Write to this address:
    Sikorski Institute
    20 Princes Gate
    London, England SW7 1PT
  5. For VM's awarded by the Peoples Republic of Poland, 1943-1989 and for the III Republic of Poland between 1990-1992:
    Write to the Office of the President of Poland, National Decorations Bureau Address:
    Zespol Odznaczen
    Ul. Wiejska 10
    Warsaw, Poland 00-489
  6. For Records of Polish Veterans who served under the British Command during WW II (Available only to the immediate family - proof required):
    Ministry of Defense
    Army Records Center, Polish Section
    Bourne Avenue Hayes
    Middlesex, England UA3 1RF
  7. Professor Zdzislaw P. Wesolowski, author The Polish Order of the Virtuti Militari and its Cavaliers (1792-1992):
    Book publication: "The Order of the Virtuti Militari and Its Cavaliers, 1792-1992", by Zdzislaw P. Wesolowski, published in 1992, ISBN: 0937527025, 9780937527023.