John Matsui

John Matsui

He was born on 11 July 1920. His name is also listed as John Yoshinori Matsui. He was a mill hand employed by Alberni Pacific Lumber Company, Port Alberni, BC. His family includes Misato Matsui (mother; nee Misato Shinto) and Yoshitaro Matsui (father). His home address is listed as South 2nd Avenue, Port Alberni, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC and Toronto, ON.


Regularized NameJohn Matsui
Custodian Identification Number1700
NationalityCanadian born
ResidenceTashme, BC
ResidenceToronto, ON


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