13607: Kiichiro Kanai

13607: Kiichiro Kanai

Kiichiro Kanai

He was born on 29 March 1897. He was a gas boat engineer. His family includes Nore Kanai (mother; nee Nore Kanda), Kizo Kanai (father), Hana Kanai (wife; nee Hana Uchiyama; in Japan), Norio Kanai (son; in Japan), Yoshio Kanai (son; in Japan), and Tazu Kanai (daughter; in Japan). His home address is listed as B.C. Saltry, Otter Bay, BC. Nanaimo, BC and 620 Semlin Drive, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to 11 Mile Camp, Hope End, BC and was exiled to Japan on 31 May 1946.
Sex M
Date of Birth 29 March 1897
Nationality Japanese national
Locations after uprooting
Hope End, BC
Date exiled to Japan 31 May 1946
Locations before uprooting
Otter Bay
C-9424 (80-87)
Type Person
Custodian Number 13607
Name Kiichiro Kanai



13607: Kiichiro Kanai


Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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