Terasu Shiraishi

Terasu Shiraishi

He was born on 19 January 1895. His name is also listed in the file as Hidesu Shiraishi. He was a grocery store assistant at 337 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Ito Shiraishi (mother; nee Ito Tsukumo) and Nisaku Shiraishi (father). 437 Alexander Street, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Angler, ON. He was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameTerasu Shiraishi
Custodian Identification Number514_xi
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Angler, ON
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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