Hiroshi Hamasaki

Hiroshi Hamasaki

He was born on 20 December 1906. He was a millhand employed by BC Pulp & Paper Company, Woodfibre, BC. His family includes Tsura Hamasaki (mother; nee Tsura Sameshima), Kitaro Hamasaki (father), Sumiko Hamasaki (wife; nee Sumiko Shigematsu), and Katsumi Hamasaki (son). His home address is listed as Woodfibre, BC. Hastings Park, Vancouver, BC and 348 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC are listed as former addresses. He was forcibly uprooted to Angler, ON and Moose Jaw, Saskachewan.


Regularized NameHiroshi Hamasaki
Custodian Identification Number542_xi
NationalityJapanese national
ResidenceAngler, ON


Custodian Case Files (1)


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