215: Koshi Usui

215: Koshi Usui

Koshi Usui

He was born on 16 June 1924. He was a fisherman employed by Claxton Cannery, Skeena River, BC. His family includes Hirae Usui (mother; nee Hirae Oseki) and Kohei Usui (father). His home address is listed as Skeena River, BC. Claxton Cannery, BC and Port Essington, BC are listed as former addresses. He was forcibly uprooted to Solsqua, BC.
Sex M
Date of Birth 16 June 1924
Nationality Canadian born
Locations uprooted
Solsqua, BC
C-9305 (525-528)
Type Person
Custodian Number 215
Name Koshi Usui
Not Before: 02 May 1942
Not After: 11 June 1944



215: Koshi Usui


Metadata Author: Gordon Lyall
Metadata Author: Alex Yodistra
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