1022: Jitaro Sawada

1022: Jitaro Sawada

Jitaro Sawada

He was born on 24 August 1893. He was a carpenter employed by Nanaimo Shipyard Company, Nanaimo, BC. His family includes Matsu Sawada (mother; nee Matsu Sawada), Kanekichi Sawada (father), Suga Sawada (wife; in Japan), and Harumi Sawada (son; in Japan). His home address is listed as Nanaimo, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Alpine Lodge, Christina Lake, BC.
Sex M
Date of Birth 24 August 1893
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations after uprooting
Christina Lake, BC
Locations before uprooting
C-9314 (1210-1216)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1022
Name Jitaro Sawada
Not Before: 21 March 1942
Not After: 11 July 1944



1022: Jitaro Sawada


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Metadata Author: Ophelie Alvaro
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