11376: Midoru Kira

11376: Midoru Kira

Minoru Kira

He was born on 27 March 1911. He was a sawmill worker. His family includes Kazuko Kira (wife; nee Kazuko Kawagoe), Hanzo Kira (father), Miyo Kira (mother; nee Miyo Kawagoe), Yoko Kira (daughter; in Japan). His home address is listed as 921 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Sandon, BC and exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.
Sex M
Date of Birth 27 March 1911
Nationality Japanese national
Locations after uprooting
Sandon, BC
Date exiled to Japan 17 June 1946
Locations before uprooting
C-9407 (1941-1960)
Type Person
Custodian Number 11376
Name Midoru Kira



11376: Midoru Kira


Metadata Author: Natsuki Abe
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