1244: Katsuhige Sakamoto

1244: Katsuhige Sakamoto

Katsuhige Sakamoto

Sakamoto was born on 04 April 1920. He was a fisherman employed by Francis Millard & Company Limited, Skeena River, BC. His family includes Hatsu Sakamoto (mother; nee Hatsu Yamaguchi), Risaburo Sakamoto (father; deceased at time of file), Minoru Sakamoto (brother), and Toshiyuki Sakamoto (brother). He lived in Osland, BC and was forcibly uprooted to Dresden Camp, ON, Blenheim, ON, and Eatonville, ON. His listed seized property includes: carpenter's tools; boat “Pal.”
Sex M
Date of Birth 04 April 1920
Nationality Canadian born
Locations uprooted
Dresden Camp, ON
Blenheim, ON
Eatonville, ON
C-9316 (1520-1535)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1244
Name Katsuhige Sakamoto
Not Before: 26 March 1942
Not After: 17 November 1945



1244: Katsuhige Sakamoto


Metadata Author: Erin Chan
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