Lily Matsushita

Lily Matsushita

She was born on 20 July 1926. Her name is also listed as Lily Nobu Matsushita. She was a student. Her family includes Hatsu Yoshida (adopted mother), Kiyomatsu Yoshida (adopted father), and Choju Matsushita (father). Her home address is listed as Burquitlam, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Hastings Park, Vancouver, BC and Slocan, BC. She was exiled to Japan on 2 October 1946.


Regularized NameLily Matsushita
Custodian Identification Number12290
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Burquitlam


Custodian Case Files (1)


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