586: Hiroshi Hamasaki

586: Hiroshi Hamasaki

Hiroshi Hamasaki

He was born on 23 August 1916. He was a fisherman employed by Canadian Fishing Company, Oceanic Cannery, Skeena River, BC. His family includes Senkame Hamasaki (mother; nee Senkame Matsukobo) and Ichitaro Hamasaki (father). His home address is listed as 947 2nd Avenue, Prince Rupert, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to 703 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, ON.
Sex M
Date of Birth 23 August 1916
Nationality Canadian born
Locations uprooted
Toronto, ON
C-9308 (1368-1376)
Type Person
Custodian Number 586
Name Hiroshi Hamasaki
Not Before: 26 March 1942
Not After: 15 August 1946



586: Hiroshi Hamasaki


Metadata Author: Nathaniel Hayes
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