2944: Ben Kosaka

2944: Ben Kosaka

Ben Kosaka

He was born on 31 December 1923. He was an auto mechanic employed by Vancouver Auto Service, Main & Alexander Streets, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Kinoe Kosaka (mother; nee Kinoe Hatano), Moichi Kosaka (father), and Isamu Kosaka (brother). His home address is listed as 750 Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Lethbridge, AB where he died in an accident on 17 December 1942.
Sex M
Date of Birth 31 December 1923
Nationality Canadian born
Locations uprooted
Lethbridge, AB
Reel
C-9332 (1562-1569)
Type Person
Custodian Number 2944
Name Ben Kosaka

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Title

2944: Ben Kosaka

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Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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