-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour
Memorials to Men Lost in the Sinking of Hood, 24th May 1941

Updated 19-Apr-2016

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
KAZIMIERZ OTTON ŻUREK

Midshipman Kazimierz Zurek, photo courtesy of Jana Szymańskiego

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Service: Polish Navy
Rank: Midshipman (Polish rank: Marynarz Podchorazy)
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: Kazimierz was a member of the Polish Navy living in exile in the UK. He was born on 18 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 UK for continuation of naval training. Kazimierz was assigned to train aboard Hood.

He was 22 years old at the time of his loss. Additional information about Kazimierz can be found here.

If you have any additional details, please contact us.



Memorial Information
No official/government information available
Also memorialised at
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire
Additional Photographs
Midshipman Kazimierz Zurek, photo courtesy of Wlodzimierz Szucki, 2001

Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Robert Ostrycharz (Biographical information, 2000)
Wlodzimierz Szucki (Photo, 2001)
Bogusław Chruściel (informaton, April 2016)
Aleksandra Tokarsk (information, April 2013)