Heijiro Tehara

Heijiro Tehara

He was born on 4 May 1918. He was a mill hand employed by B.C. Fir and Cedar Company, 5th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Suye Tehara (mother; nee Suye Nishikawa), Genya Tehara (father), and Gentaro Tehara (brother). His home address is listed as 336 West 5th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. He was interned at Angler, ON before being forcibly uprooted to Mountain Sanatorium, Brown Infirmary, Hamilton, ON.


Regularized NameHeijiro Tehara
Custodian Identification Number2238
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Hamilton, ON
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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