4005: Gentoku Okamura

4005: Gentoku Okamura

Gentoku Okamura

He was born on 25 December 1881. He was a mine timber cutter employed by No. 8 Coal Mine, Union Bay, Cumberland, BC. His family includes Maju Okamura (mother), Zenjiro Okamura (father), and Tokue Okamura (wife). His home address is listed as Box 621, Cumberland, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Hope, BC. He was exiled to Japan on 2 October 1946.
Sex M
Date of Birth 25 December 1881
Nationality Japanese national
Locations uprooted
Hope, BC
Date exiled to Japan 02 October 1946
C-9341 (1340-1344)
Type Person
Custodian Number 4005
Name Gentoku Okamura



4005: Gentoku Okamura


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