542_xi: Hiroshi Hamasaki

542_xi: Hiroshi Hamasaki

Hiroshi Hamasaki

He was born on 20 December 1906. He was a millhand employed by BC Pulp & Paper Company, Woodfibre, BC. His family includes Tsura Hamasaki (mother; nee Tsura Sameshima), Kitaro Hamasaki (father), Sumiko Hamasaki (wife; nee Sumiko Shigematsu), and Katsumi Hamasaki (son). His home address is listed as Woodfibre, BC. Hastings Park, Vancouver, BC and 348 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC are listed as former addresses. He was forcibly uprooted to Angler, ON and Moose Jaw, Saskachewan.
Sex M
Date of Birth 20 December 1906
Nationality Japanese national
Locations uprooted
Angler, ON
C-9308 (617-641)
Type Person
Custodian Number 542_xi
Name Hiroshi Hamasaki
Not Before: 30 August 1942
Not After: 06 October 1946



542_xi: Hiroshi Hamasaki


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