Masakazu Higashi

Masakazu Higashi

He was born on 9 January 1919. He was a labourer employed by Canadian Collieries Dunsmuir, Union Bay, BC. His family includes Tazu Higashi (mother; nee Tazu Fukai), and Shizuichi Higashi (father). His home address is listed as Union Bay, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Greenwood, BC.


Regularized NameMasakazu Higashi
Custodian Identification Number5416
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Greenwood, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Union Bay


Custodian Case Files (1)


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