1703: Yohei Nishizawa

1703: Yohei Nishizawa

Yohei Nishizawa

He was born on 5 November 1921. He was a mill hand employed by Cedar Cove Mill Company, Vancouver, BC. Another document in the file lists his occupation as a bicycle grocery delivery person. His family includes Matsu Nishizawa (mother; nee Matsu Inamoto) and Otojiro Nishizawa (father). His home address is listed as 1332 Seymour Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Great Lakes Sawmill, Fort William, ON.
Sex M
Date of Birth 05 November 1921
Nationality Canadian born
Locations after uprooting
Fort William, ON
Locations before uprooting
C-9323 (1062-1066)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1703
Name Yohei Nishizawa



1703: Yohei Nishizawa


Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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