2704: Joe Miyashita

2704: Joe Miyashita

Joe Miyashita

He was born on 22 May 1923. He was packer on a fishing boat employed by Nelson Cannery, Prince Rupert, BC. His family includes Yuriye Miyashita (mother) and Iwao Miyashita (father). His home address is listed as Port Essington, BC. Steveston, BC is listed as a former address. He was interned at Kaslo, BC and was forcibly uprooted to Hamilton, ON._.
Sex M
Date of Birth 22 May 1923
Nationality Canadian born
Locations after uprooting
Hamilton, ON
Locations before uprooting
Port Essington
C-9330 (1330-1344)
Type Person
Custodian Number 2704
Name Joe Miyashita



2704: Joe Miyashita


Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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