1349: Tetsuo Sameshima

1349: Tetsuo Sameshima

Tetsuo Sameshima

Sameshima was born on 13 October 1917. He was a shoe repairer employed by Satoshi Maruno who was also his landlord. Takeji Samejima was a third partner in the business, the Togo Shoe Repair Shop in Nanaimo, BC. His family includes Kumi Sameshima (mother; in Japan) and Saichi Sameshima (father; deceased at time of file). His home address is listed as 25 Victoria Crescent, Nanaimo, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Coldstream Ranch, Vernon, BC. His listed seized property includes a Sparton Receiver Radio.
Sex M
Date of Birth 13 October 1917
Nationality Canadian born
Locations uprooted
Vernon, BC
C-9317 (1258-1279)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1349
Name Tetsuo Sameshima
Not Before: 04 April 1942
Not After: 11 May 1945



1349: Tetsuo Sameshima


Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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