289: Meiji Kawahira

289: Meiji Kawahira

Meiji Kawahira

He was born on 15 March 1908. He was a logger employed by Dumaresq, Allison Harbour, BC. His family includes Shino Kawahira (mother; nee Shino Noguchi), Jinzo Kawahira (father), Akiko Kawahira (wife; in Japan), and Akehira Kawahira (son; in Japan). His home address is listed as 117 Main Street, Vancouver, BC and 358 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Princeton, BC and Raymond, AB.
Sex M
Date of Birth 15 March 1908
Nationality Japanese national
Locations after uprooting
Princeton, BC
Raymond, AB
Locations before uprooting
C-9305 (1600-1603)
Type Person
Custodian Number 289
Name Meiji Kawahira
Not Before: 25 March 1942
Not After: 12 June 1944



289: Meiji Kawahira


Metadata Author: Nathaniel Hayes
Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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