Edward Mleczko came to England as a
cadet in 1946 and was demobilised in Hodgemoor camp.
Deported with his mother Katarzyna and younger
brother Władysław to Siberia in 1940 Edward Mleczko
joined the General Anders army as a young cadet and was sent to
Palestine for training. As civilians his mother and brother
were sent to one of the displaced persons camps in Africa.
His mother and brother sailed to England on the MV
Carnarvon Castel arriving in Southampton on the 28th of June
1948 and were reunited after 8 years of separation.. They
lived in Hodgemoor camp were Edward became very active as a youth
leader, establishing a football team, becoming their manager and
wining many trophies. He left the camp in 1961.
Edward Mleczko club chairman with
trophy cups, you can just see the nissen huts that people lived in.
Henryk Węgrzyk, Józek Kisiel, Henryk Kornas, Henryk Lewandowski, Zygmunt
Kozłowski, and chairman of the club Edward Mleczko.
General Anders meeting the
A social gathering in the camp's main hall "a large nissen hut"
Edward Mleczko making a speech
RELIGIOUS EVENTS IN THE CAMP
Adam Kułakiewicz, Weronika ?, Jadzia Wasilewska, Edward Mleczko, Gienio Szwetko.
Madeja christening Elżbieta Mleczko.
God Parents are Irena Busiakiewicz and Władyslaw Mleczko 1959
A family group outside the camp's
Corpus Christy Procession in the 50s
Edward Mleczko and friend out side the chapel and
the newly erected Bell tower
The lady in the centre keeping her eye on the children, is Blanka Potocka a teacher at the Polish school in Hodgemoor. Photo donated by Henry Wizgier
Most of the
photos on this page were given by the widow of Edward Mleczko
Mrs. Mleczko has little information
about the two photos above other than that they were taken in Hodgmoor camp in the late 40s early 50s . If anyone knows any of
the people or the occasion please . Email Zosia