1700: John Matsui

1700: John Matsui

John Matsui

He was born on 11 July 1920. His name is also listed as John Yoshinori Matsui. He was a mill hand employed by Alberni Pacific Lumber Company, Port Alberni, BC. His family includes Misato Matsui (mother; nee Misato Shinto) and Yoshitaro Matsui (father). His home address is listed as South 2nd Avenue, Port Alberni, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC and Toronto, ON.
Sex M
Date of Birth 11 July 1920
Nationality Canadian born
Locations uprooted
Tashme, BC
Toronto, ON
C-9323 (998-1035)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1700
Name John Matsui



1700: John Matsui


Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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