Lisewycz, Wolodymyr [Володимир Лісевич] – lawyer, active in community affairs; born on 5 May 1899 in Ivano-Frankivsk (Ukraine; at that time – Stanislav, Austrian crown land of Galicia); died on 14 August 1973 in Manchester, England, United Kingdom; buried in Southern Cemetery in Manchester.
After completing his gymnasium secondary school education in 1917, Lisewycz attended a military officers’ training school in Czechia. In 1918 he joined the Ukrainian Galician Army and in June 1919 took part in the Chortkiv offensive against the Polish army. He was wounded and taken prisoner, and subsequently detained in Polish prisoner-of-war camps. After his release he enrolled in the University of Lviv and gained a degree in law and economics. He worked in Lviv as a legal adviser (possibly in the legal department of the Auditing Union of Ukrainian Cooperatives). During the Second World War he worked for the Ukrainian Red Cross, which was re-established in 1941. He subsequently left for the West and, after the war, worked for the International Refugee Organisation.
Around 1950 Lisewycz moved to the United Kingdom and settled in Manchester. From March 1953 to March 1954 he was president of the Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain (AUGB). He was one of the initiators of efforts which culminated in the formation, in 1955, of the Nova Fortuna cooperative society. For a time he taught at the Ukrainian supplementary school run by the Manchester branch of the AUGB.