530: Minoru Hirata

530: Minoru Hirata

Minoru Hirata

He was born on 06 November 1907. He was a pulp mill worker employed by B.C. Pulp Company, Woodfibre, BC. His family includes Rin Hirata (mother; nee Rin Shiozaki), Ushimatsu Hirata (father), Ayaka Hirata [possibly Ayako Hirata] (wife; in Japan), Tomoaki Hirata (son), and Motosaru Hirata (son). His home address is listed as Woodfibre, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Princeton Work Camp No. 1, Princeton, BC. He was exiled to Japan on 02 October 1946.
Sex M
Date of Birth 06 November 1907
Nationality Japanese national
Date exiled to Japan 02 October 1946
Locations before uprooting
C-9308 (238-248)
Type Person
Custodian Number 530
Name Minoru Hirata
Not Before: 21 March 1942
Not After: 07 August 1948



530: Minoru Hirata


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