4246: Unosuke Nishi

4246: Unosuke Nishi

Unosuke Nishi

He was born on 14 November 1891. He was a fisherman employed by Beaver Cannery, River’s Inlet, BC. His family includes Yasu Nishi (wife). His home address is listed as P.O. Box 611, No. 1 Road, Moncton Street, Steveston, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Winnipeg, MB. He was exiled to Japan on 2 October 1946.
Sex M
Date of Birth 14 November 1891
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations after uprooting
Winnipeg, MB
Date exiled to Japan 02 October 1946
Locations before uprooting
C-9343 (1676-1685)
Type Person
Custodian Number 4246
Name Unosuke Nishi



4246: Unosuke Nishi


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