Maslanka, John Henry, 1923-2012

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Maslanka, John Henry, 1923-2012

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  • Maslanka, Jan Henryk
  • Maślanka, John Henryk

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Dates of existence

1923-2012

History

Jan was born on January 10, 1923 in Trembowla, Poland, to Wojciech and Agnieszka Maslanka.
During the Second World War, Jan was a Military Engineer/Sapper, serving with the 5th Sapper Battalion of the 5th Infantry Division of the Polish Army. He served in the Polish II Corps in Italy, and saw action at Monte Cassino, later receiving the Monte Cassino Commemorative Cross on June 19, 1945. Jan was enlisted into the Polish Resettlement Corps in 1947 and released to the Reserves in 1949 in order to work as a tailor in Nottingham, England. He was officially discharged from the Resettlement Corps in 1949. In February 1950, sponsored by his brother Ignacy who had already emigrated to Winnipeg, Jan departed for Canada via Liverpool. He sailed from Liverpool to Montreal on the Franconia, departing on June 29, 1950 and arriving in Canada on July 6, 1950. Jan married Jozefa (Josephine) Drapala on October 4, 1952. He obtained Canadian Citizenship on June 22, 1956. He was a member of the Canadian Legion British Empire Service League, A. Mynarski Branch #34. He had one child, son Chris, together with his wife Jozefa (Josephine).
Jan died October 25, 2012 and was interned at Holy Ghost Cemetery in Winnipeg.

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Trembowla, Poland
Monte Cassino, Italy
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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Related entity

Maslanka, Josephine, 1928-2016 (1928-2016)

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CA-OPMA-AR-15

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family

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Maslanka, Josephine, 1928-2016

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Maslanka, John Henry, 1923-2012

Dates of the relationship

1952-2016

Description of relationship

Jozefa Drapala and Jan Maslanka were married on October 4, 1952.

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CA-OPMA-AR-14

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The authority record was created and uploaded in 2020.

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