702: Otokichi Kamimura

702: Otokichi Kamimura

Otokichi Kamimura

He was born on 14 March 1891. He was a millworker employed by B.C. Pulp and Paper Company, Port Alice, BC. His family includes Yae Kamimura (mother; nee Yae Higashi), Saji Kamimura (father), Kikuno Kamimura (wife; nee Kikune Wada; in Japan), and Kazuno Kamimura (son; in Japan). His home address is listed as Port Alice, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC. He was exiled to Japan on 31 May 1946.
Sex M
Date of Birth 14 March 1891
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations after uprooting
Tashme, BC
Date exiled to Japan 31 May 1946
Locations before uprooting
Port Alice
C-9310 (1065-1076)
Type Person
Custodian Number 702
Name Otokichi Kamimura
Not Before: 25 March 1942
Not After: 13 October 1946



702: Otokichi Kamimura


Metadata Author: Nathaniel Hayes
Metadata Author: Peter Birkwood
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