3203: Isamu Shimura

3203: Isamu Shimura

Isamu Shimura

He was born on 23 November 1920. He was a box maker employed by Machida & Company, 236 Alexander Street, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Naka Shimura (mother; nee Naka Kawakami) and Tsurutaro Shimura (father). His home address is listed as 230 Alexander Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Taft, BC and Spruce Mills, Donald, BC.
Sex M
Date of Birth 23 November 1920
Nationality Canadian born
Locations after uprooting
Taft, BC
Donald, BC
Locations before uprooting
C-9333 (2228-2232)
Type Person
Custodian Number 3203
Name Isamu Shimura



3203: Isamu Shimura


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