Polish Falcon of America
The vast majority of volunteers, who came to
the Polish Army Camp in Niagara-On-the Lake from the USA, were members
of the Polish Falcons of America, a youth organization promoting
physical and mental health as well as patriotism among young Americans
of Polish descent.
Polish Army volunteers turning Polish soldiers
A hand grenade drawing by a NCO trainee, Jan
Wojnarowicz of Hamilton, Ontario.
Under the watchful eye of Canadian Army officers, as instructors, the
Polish Army volunteers were meant to become well trained, combat-ready soldiers,
not just another Great War cannon fodder. Their training was intensive and
extensive - those, who qualified and successfully completed the course, advanced
to the ranks of NCOs and officers.
Sgt. Jan Wojnarowicz
A volunteer to the Polish Army from Canada -
after his return home from the Soviet-Polish War.
Hamilton, Ontario, 1922