Sumito Hirano

Sumito Hirano

He was born on 18 May 1910. His family includes Tatsuno Hirano (mother), Masaji Hirano (father), Sumiko Hirano [also listed as Samiko Hirano] (wife; nee Sumiko Hiraoka or Samiko Hiraoka), Masato Hirano (son), Kishio Hirano (child), and Kayomi Hirano (daughter). Steveston, BC and Eburne, BC are listed as former addresses. He was forcibly uprooted to Vernon, BC and was exiled to Japan on 31 May 1946.


Regularized NameSumito Hirano
Custodian Identification Number14530
NationalityJapanese national
ResidenceVernon, BC
LabelExiled to Japan


Custodian Case Files (1)


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