Shigeo Hirai

Shigeo Hirai

He was born on 15 January 1915. He was a clerk employed by his brother, Fukutaro Hirai, at 1500 Barclay Street, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Ai Hirai (mother; nee Ai Midsune), Kisaku Hirai (father), and Fukutaro Hirai (brother). His home address is listed as 433 Alexander Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Toronto, ON.


Regularized NameShigeo Hirai
Custodian Identification Number2471
NationalityCanadian born
ResidenceToronto, ON


Custodian Case Files (1)


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