1084: Yoshisaku Nishimura

1084: Yoshisaku Nishimura

Yoshisaku Nishimura

He was born on 30 October 1896. He was a sawmill worker at BC Pulp Company in Woodfibre, BC. His family includes Saku Nishimura (wife; in Japan), Yoshiko Nishimura (daughter; in Japan), and Sayako Nishimura (daughter; in Japan). He lived at 344 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, was forcibly uprooted to Popoff Farms, Slocan, BC, and was exiled to Japan on 16 June 1946. He reported no property or belongings.
Sex M
Date of Birth 30 October 1896
Nationality Japanese national
Locations after uprooting
Slocan, BC
Date exiled to Japan 16 June 1946
Locations before uprooting
C-9315 (877-896)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1084
Name Yoshisaku Nishimura
Not Before: 18 March 1942
Not After: 16 August 1949



1084: Yoshisaku Nishimura


Metadata Author: Nathaniel Hayes
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