May MacLachlan

May MacLachlan

A teacher in Tashme during the internment era who worked for the United Church at schools set up to teach Japanese Canadians. She was a missionary in Japan prior to the start of the Second World War, and was still in Japan when in broke out. She was sent back through a civilian exchange.


Regularized NameMay MacLachlan

Shared Surnames

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A MacLachlan
May MacLachlan


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