1078: Kohei Nishiyama

1078: Kohei Nishiyama

Kohei Nishiyama

He was born on 10 May 1895. He was a railway worker employed by the Great Northern Railway in Spokane, WA. His family includes Juki Nishiyama (mother; nee Juki Murakami), Kiheiji Nishiyama (father), Hide Nishiyama (wife; nee Hide Murakami), Makio Nishiyama (son), and May Masao Nishiyama (daughter). His home address is listed as 806 Ewen Avenue, New Westminster, BC. 344 Brunette, Street, New Westminster is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC; Welling, AB; and Raymond, AB.
Sex M
Date of Birth 10 May 1895
Nationality Japanese national
Locations uprooted
Tashme, BC
Welling, AB
Raymond, AB
C-9315 (724-782)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1078
Name Kohei Nishiyama
Not Before: 28 March 1942
Not After: 05 July 1949



1078: Kohei Nishiyama


Metadata Author: Nathaniel Hayes
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