1787: Shigeru Kawai

1787: Shigeru Kawai

Shigeru Kawai

He was born on 1 February 1924. He was a boat builder employed by Stanley Park Shipyard, 1969 Pender Street, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Hisa Kawai (mother; nee Hisa Yamamoto) and Kiyozo Kawai (father). His home address is listed as 238 Main Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Griffin Lake, BC.
Sex M
Date of Birth 01 February 1924
Nationality Canadian born
Locations after uprooting
Griffin Lake, BC
Locations before uprooting
C-9324 (1704-1714)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1787
Name Shigeru Kawai



1787: Shigeru Kawai


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