Ryoshiro Hirai

Ryoshiro Hirai

He was born on 2 January 1907. He was a sawmill worker employed by Cartwright Lumber Company. His family includes Sekizo Hirai (father), Matsu Hirai (mother; nee Matsu Tamemura), Fujiye Hirai (wife; nee Fujiye Fujino), and Shigeru Hirai (son). His home address is listed as 566 Powell Street, Vancouver BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Lemon Creek, BC and exiled to Japan on 2 October 1946.


Regularized NameRyoshiro Hirai
Custodian Identification Number11822
NationalityJapanese national
ResidenceLemon Creek, BC
LabelExiled to Japan


Custodian Case Files (1)


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