Minoru Hirata

Minoru Hirata

He was born on 06 November 1907. He was a pulp mill worker employed by B.C. Pulp Company, Woodfibre, BC. His family includes Rin Hirata (mother; nee Rin Shiozaki), Ushimatsu Hirata (father), Ayaka Hirata [possibly Ayako Hirata] (wife), Tomoaki Hirata (son), and Motosaru Hirata (son). His home address is listed as Woodfibre, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Princeton Work Camp No. 1, Princeton, BC. He was exiled to Japan on 02 October 1946.


Regularized NameMinoru Hirata
Custodian Identification Number530
NationalityJapanese national
LabelExiled to Japan


Custodian Case Files (1)


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