627: Kiyo Tamura

627: Kiyo Tamura

Kiyo Tamura

He was born on 15 November 1922. He was a mill worker employed by Alberta Lumber Company, 6th Avenue and Willow Street, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Shiharu Tamura (mother; nee Shiharu Takeuchi) and Seisaku Tamura (father). His home address is listed as 1607 West 5th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. 1527 West 5th Avenue, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Three Valley, BC and Rogers, BC.
Sex M
Date of Birth 15 November 1922
Nationality Canadian born
Locations uprooted
Three Valley, BC
Rogers, BC
C-9309 (222-227)
Type Person
Custodian Number 627
Name Kiyo Tamura
Not Before: 06 April 1942
Not After: 26 August 1943



627: Kiyo Tamura


Metadata Author: Nathaniel Hayes
Metadata Author: Ophelie Alvaro
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