Kohei Higo

Kohei Higo

He was born on 18 January 1902. He was a millworker. His family includes Shiga Higo (mother; nee Shiga Hamasaki), Heijiro Higo (father), Sumiye Higo (wife; nee Sumiye Sako; in Japan), Kayoko Higo (daughter; in Japan), and Noriyoshi Higo (son; in Japan). Ocean Falls, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to North Kamloops, BC and was exiled to Japan on 24 December 1946.


Regularized NameKohei Higo
Custodian Identification Number15332
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)North Kamloops, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Ocean Falls


Custodian Case Files (1)


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