278: Hideko Yamashita

278: Hideko Yamashita

Hideko Yamashita

She was born on 4 November 1924. Her birth certificate lists her name as Hideko Kishimoto because her father adopted her mother’s family name until he changed it to Yamashita in 1935. She was a student. Her family includes Haru Yamashita (mother; nee Haru Kishimoto) and Shoichiro Yamashita (father). Her home address is listed as 1529 Atlin Avenue, Prince Rupert, BC. 522 Fulton Street, Prince Rupert, BC is listed as a former address. She was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC.
Sex F
Date of Birth 04 November 1924
Nationality Canadian born
Locations after uprooting
Slocan, BC
Locations before uprooting
Prince Rupert
C-9305 (1549-1552)
Type Person
Custodian Number 278
Name Hideko Yamashita
Not Before: 27 March 1942
Not After: 14 June 1944



278: Hideko Yamashita


Metadata Author: Nathaniel Hayes
Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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