Private Hong Kong Volunteers Defence Corps
Unit - Field Ambulance
Birth place – Hong Kong
Birth date – 12/ 07/ 1921
Death date – 08/05/1975
Father – John Anthony Souza
Mother – Ritta Souza
Henry Souza in uniform
(photograph by Michael Souza)
Prisoner card of Henry Souza
Henry Souza was a volunteer soldier in the Hong Kong Volunteers Defence Corps in Hong Kong.
He was born on 12 July 1921 in Hong Kong, the son of the Portuguese John Souza and Ritta Souza.
After the Japanese conquest of Hong Kong, he was taken prisoner and 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.
He survived the war, dying of a heart attack on May 8, 1975.
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