3012: Iwami Sameshima

3012: Iwami Sameshima

Iwami Sameshima

He was born on 21 February 1921. He was a millhand employed by P. Bain, Whonnock, BC. His family includes Wai Sameshima (mother; nee Wai Takezaki) and Keizo Sameshima (father). His home address is listed as 4215 26th Avenue, Whonnock, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Lethbridge, AB.
Sex M
Date of Birth 21 February 1921
Nationality Canadian born
Locations after uprooting
Lethbridge, AB
Locations before uprooting
C-9333 (109-116)
Type Person
Custodian Number 3012
Name Iwami Sameshima



3012: Iwami Sameshima


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