1285: Iwao Koyanagi

1285: Iwao Koyanagi

Iwao Koyanagi

Koyanagi was born on 27 February 1895. He was a fish market employee employed by Burrard Fish Company, Campbell Avenue, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Jitsuzo Koyanagi (father), Yukiye Koyanagi [also, Yukie Koyanagi] (wife; nee Yukiye Harada or Yukie Harada), Keiko (daughter), and Mitsue (daughter; born on 23 September 1928). He lived at 308 Heatley Avenue, Vancouver, BC and was forcibly uprooted to Petawawa Internment Camp, Petawawa, ON and Mountain View Sanatorium, Hamilton, ON. His listed seized property includes: household belongings; gramophone; sewing machine.
Sex M
Date of Birth 27 February 1895
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations uprooted
Petawawa, ON
Hamilton, ON
C-9316 (2011-2021)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1285
Name Iwao Koyanagi
Not Before: 04 April 1942
Not After: 12 March 1945



1285: Iwao Koyanagi


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