-My name is Michael Souza and Henry Souza was my father.
-He joined the Hong Kong Volunteer Defence Corp in 1938 and when war began, he was a member of the Field Ambulance Section of the Volunteers. He became a POW when Hong Kong surrendered.
-He spent his time as a POW in the Shumshuipo POW camp and in April 1944, he was shipped to Japan and was incarcerated in Sendai Camp #2. He laboured at the Iwaki Coal Mine in Yoshima until the end of the war. <Read more ...>
When war arrived on 8th December, 1941, Heywood was working at the Observatory on Nathan Road. Heywood set off with a colleague to the New Territories to collect several instruments. Instead he was captured by the Japanese, and began three years and eight months of life as a prisoner of war.