Souza, Leonardo António



Private Hong Kong Volunteers Defence Corps
Unit –  HKVDC

Birth place – Hong Kong
Birth date – 28/ 11/ 1916

Death date – 10/ 01/1998
Father – Francisco Xavier Souza
Mother – Júlia Victoriana Souza

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Leonardo Souza in sendai, Japan
(Photograph in public domain)

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Prisoner card of Leonardo Souza

Leonardo Souza was a volunteer soldier in the Hong Kong Volunteers Defence Corps in Hong Kong.

He was born on 28 November 1916 in Hong Kong, son of the Portuguese Francisco and Júlia 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 and died on 10th January 1998.


António Fragoeiro