553: Iwao Matsumoto

553: Iwao Matsumoto

Iwao Matsumoto

He was born on 12 May 1917. His name is also listed as Iwao Roy Matsumoto. He was a self-employed gardener. His family includes Tsuyako Matsumoto (mother; nee Tsuyako Sumi), Gen Matsumoto (father), and Yoji Matsumoto (brother). His home address is listed as 1882 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Earl Smith Construction Company, Hamilton, ON; Petawawa, ON; Angler, ON; and 44 Leonard Avenue, Toronto, ON.
Sex M
Date of Birth 12 May 1917
Nationality Canadian born
Locations after uprooting
Hamilton, ON
Petawawa, ON
Angler, ON
Toronto, ON
Locations before uprooting
C-9308 (810-833)
Type Person
Custodian Number 553
Name Iwao Matsumoto
Not Before: 06 April 1942
Not After: 29 October 1947



553: Iwao Matsumoto


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