Kamejiro Murao

Kamejiro Murao

He was born on 14 December 1896. He was a fisherman employed by Canadian Fishing Company. His family includes Kato Murao (mother), Jiromatsu Murao (father), Nobue Murao [also listed as Nobuye Murao] (wife; in Japan), Toshikazu Murao (son; in Japan), and Hitoshi Murao (son; in Japan). His home address is listed as House No. 25, Gulf of Georgia Cannery. He was forcibly uprooted to Arnaud, MB, Emerson, MB, and Neys, ON. He was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameKamejiro Murao
Custodian Identification Number1147
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Arnaud, MB
Residence (after uprooting)Emerson, MB
Residence (after uprooting)Neys, ON
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Steveston


Custodian Case Files (1)


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