April 17, 2005
I and my mother were prisoners-of-war at Stanley from the fall of Hong Kong until the liberation at the end of World War II in the Pacific in 1945. My father, John Wilson was a sergeant in the Royal Artillery who was captured by the Japanese and taken to a camp in Japan where he subsequently died of abuse at the age of 28 years. I was born in Hong Kong and was taken as an infant with my mother to Stanley. My years in Stanley shaped my life and that of my mother. She brought me to the US in the 1950s to be close to her family which had ended up in California. She suffered from ill health all the years after the camp that I can remember and subsequently died in 1978. I live in Southern California and I would like to be added to your list.
Wendy Hollis (nee Wilson)
or would like to be added to my POW/Internee e-mail distribution list,
please let the me, Tom Moore, know.