1218: Sukeo Sameshima

1218: Sukeo Sameshima

Sukeo Sameshima

Sameshima was born on 23 November 1915. He was a shoe repairer. His family includes Kumi Sameshima (mother), Saichi Sameshima (father), and Tetsuo Sameshima (brother). He lived in Port Alberni, BC and was forcibly uprooted to Hastings Park, Vancouver, BC and Tashme, BC. His listed seized property includes: stitcher and finishing machines; store equipment; War Savings Certificates.
Sex M
Date of Birth 23 November 1915
Nationality Canadian born
Locations uprooted
Vancouver, BC
Tashme, BC
C-9316 (1100-1113)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1218
Name Sukeo Sameshima
Not Before: 31 May 1942
Not After: 30 May 1948



1218: Sukeo Sameshima


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