11822: Hyoshiro Hirai

11822: Hyoshiro Hirai

Hyoshiro Hirai

He was born on 2 January 1907. He was a sawmill worker employed by Cartwright Lumber Company. His family includes Sekizo Hirai (father; in Japan), Matsu Hirai (mother; nee Matsu Tamemura; in Japan), Fujiye Hirai (wife; nee Fujiye Fujino), and Shigeru Hirai (son). His home address is listed as 566 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Lemon Creek, BC and exiled to Japan on 2 October 1946.
Sex M
Date of Birth 02 January 1907
Nationality Japanese national
Locations after uprooting
Lemon Creek, BC
Date exiled to Japan 02 October 1946
Locations before uprooting
C-9411 (1763-1769)
Type Person
Custodian Number 11822
Name Hyoshiro Hirai



11822: Hyoshiro Hirai


Metadata Author: Natsuki Abe
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