Isamu Shiraishi

Isamu Shiraishi

He was born on 1 August 1907. He was a millhand employed by B.C. Fir Lumber Company. His family includes Shizue Shiraishi (wife; nee Shizue Hikida), Kazuko Shiraishi (daughter), and Sachiko Shiraishi (daughter). His home address is listed as 977 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Nakusp, BC and exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameIsamu Shiraishi
Custodian Identification Number11294
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Nakusp, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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