Hisao Kusano

Hisao Kusano

He was born on 23 July 1917. He was a truck driver employed by Stave Lake Cedar Company Limited, Dewdney, BC. His family includes Shimaye Kusano [possibly Shimae Kusano or Shimai Kusano] (mother; nee Shimae Gyotoku, Shimaye Gyotoku or Shimai Gyotoku), and Kyujiro Kusano [possibly Kiyujiro Kusano] (father). His home address is listed as Powerline Road, Rural Route No. 1, Hammond, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Glenlea, MB.


Regularized NameHisao Kusano
Custodian Identification Number5737
NationalityCanadian born
ResidenceGlenlea, MB


Custodian Case Files (1)


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