Xavier, José Hilário Hermenegildo Marinho



Private Hong Kong Volunteers Defence Corps
Unit –  HKVDC

Birth place – Hong Kong
Birth date – 14/ 01/ 1911

Death date – 05/09/1978
Father – Hermenegildo Maria Xavier
Mother – Cristina Marinho

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José Xavier in Sendai, Japan
(Photograph in public domain)

José Xavier was a voluntary soldier in the "Hong Kong Volunteers Defence Corps" in Hong Kong.

Born on 14 January 1911 in Hong Kong, son of the Portuguese Hermenegildo and Cristina Xavier

After the Japanese conquest of Hong Kong, he was taken prisoner and sent to the Sham Shui Po internment camp.

Together with other Portuguese and Allied prisoners, on April 29th 1944, he was transported to Sendai, Japan.

He survived the war and died on September 5th, 1978.


António Fragoeiro

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Prisoner card of José Xavier