Masato Matsumura

Masato Matsumura

He was born on 28 July 1919. He was a fisherman employed by Moresby Island Fisheries, North Galiano, BC. His family includes Chika Matsumura (mother; nee Chika Fujii) and Shigematsu Matsumura (father). His home address is listed as North Galiano, BC. Port Hammond, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Grimsby, ON and Petrolia, ON and exiled to Japan 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameMasato Matsumura
Custodian Identification Number858
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Grimsby, ON
Residence (after uprooting)Petrolia, ON
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)North Galiano


Custodian Case Files (1)


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