Hiroji Taira

Hiroji Taira

He was born on 18 August 1905. He was a millhand. His family includes Sano Taira (mother), Ichiroji Taira (father), Mikiko Taira (wife), Reiko Taira (daughter), Etsuko Taira [also listed as Florence Taira] (daughter), and Kazuko Taira [also listed as Irene Taira] (daughter). Fraser Mills, New Westminster, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Kaslo, BC.


Regularized NameHiroji Taira
Custodian Identification Number14314
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Kaslo, BC
Residence (before uprooting)New Westminster


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