George Cautherley standing amongst the rough cut grave stones of those who died at the Stanley internment camp during the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong. Photo: SCMP / Antony DicksonGeorge Cautherley standing amongst the rough cut grave stones of those who died at the Stanley internment camp during the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong. Photo: SCMP / Antony Dickson
George Cautherley standing amongst the rough cut grave stones of those who died at the Stanley internment camp during the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong. Photo: SCMP / Antony Dickson

Born in Stanley’s POW camp, George Cautherley is a true Hongkonger

  • George Cautherley, former vice-chairman of the Hong Kong Democratic Foundation, was born in a prisoner-of-war camp and recalls a bomb landing near his play area
  • Thanks to a DNA test and a sleuthing PhD student, he recently discovered he is a descendant of the prominent Heard family of Hong Kong

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George Cautherley standing amongst the rough cut grave stones of those who died at the Stanley internment camp during the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong. Photo: SCMP / Antony DicksonGeorge Cautherley standing amongst the rough cut grave stones of those who died at the Stanley internment camp during the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong. Photo: SCMP / Antony Dickson
George Cautherley standing amongst the rough cut grave stones of those who died at the Stanley internment camp during the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong. Photo: SCMP / Antony Dickson
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