Chiyoka Hirai

Chiyoka Hirai

He was born on 30 March 1904. He was a millhand. His family includes Tomi Hirai (wife; in Japan), and Yoshimitsu Hirai (son; in Japan). His home address is listed as Fraser Mills, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Copper Creek, BC and was exiled to Japan on 31 May 1946.


Regularized NameChiyoka Hirai
Custodian Identification Number15231
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Copper Creek, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Fraser Mills


Custodian Case Files (1)


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