Corporal Hong Kong Volunteers Defence Corps
Unit – 6ª Comp. HKVDC
Birth place – Hong Kong
Birth date – 01/ 06/ 1898
Death date – 09/ 02/1972
Father – Francisco Jorge Vieira
Mother – Maria Theresa de Jesus Vieira Ribeiro
Carlos Ribeiro in Sendai
(Photograph in public domain)
Prisoner card of Carlos Ribeiro
Prisoner card of Carlos Ribeiro (back)
Born on June 1, 1898 in Hong Kong, son of the Portuguese Francisco and Maria de Jesus Ribeiro, Carlos Alberto Ribeiro was a volunteer corporal in the "Hong Kong Volunteers Defence Corps" military force in Hong Kong.
After the Japanese conquest of Hong Kong, he was taken prisoner and initially sent to the Sham Shui Po internment camp. Along with other Portuguese and Allied prisoners, on April 29, 1944, he was transported to Sendai camp, Japan, where he was kept until his release.
He survived the war and died on February 9, 1972.
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