1232: Toshiyuki Sakamoto

1232: Toshiyuki Sakamoto

Toshiyuki Sakamoto

Sakamoto was born on 29 November 1918. He was a fisherman employed by Canadian Fishing Company, Skeena River, BC. His family includes Hatsu Sakamoto (mother; nee Hatsu Utagawa, Resaburo Sakamoto (father), Toshio Sakamoto (brother), Katsushiga Sakamoto (brother), and Minoru Sakamoto (brother). He lived in Osland, Smith Island, BC and was forcibly uprooted to Eatonville, ON and Montreal, QC. His listed seized property includes: tools; boat “Pal” [joint property of Sakamoto and his brother Katsushiga]; radio.
Sex M
Date of Birth 29 November 1918
Nationality Canadian born
Locations after uprooting
Eatonville, ON
Montreal, QC
Locations before uprooting
Smith Island
C-9316 (1404-1416)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1232
Name Toshiyuki Sakamoto
Not Before: 27 March 1942
Not After: 17 November 1945



1232: Toshiyuki Sakamoto


Metadata Author: Erin Chan
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