1648: Kenji Onishi

1648: Kenji Onishi

Kenji Onishi

He was born on 23 December 1920. He was a mechanic employed by Nippon Auto Supply, 298 Alexander Street, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Sada Onishi (mother; nee Sada Ogawa) and Eijiro Onishi (father). He lived at 335 Ewen Avenue, New Westminster, BC and at 657 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Taft Camp, BC and Montreal, QC. His listed seized property includes half of a lot on Ewen Avenue, New Westminster, BC.
Sex M
Date of Birth 23 December 1920
Nationality Canadian born
Locations after uprooting
Taft Camp, BC
Montreal, QC
Locations before uprooting
New Westminster
C-9322 (1400-1423)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1648
Name Kenji Onishi
Not Before: 01 April 1942
Not After: 25 March 1945



1648: Kenji Onishi


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