4488: Toru Kobayashi

4488: Toru Kobayashi

Toru Kobayashi

He was born on 26 August 1918. He was a millhand employed by Hammond Cedar Company, Hammond, BC. His family includes Tomiyo Kobayashi [possibly Tomiye Kobayashi] (mother; nee Tomiyo Takahashi or Tomiye Takahashi), Teiji Kobayashi (father), and Fujii Kobayashi (step-mother; nee Fujii Takahashi). His home address is listed as Box 49, 67 Second Avenue, Port Hammond, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Chase, BC.
Sex M
Date of Birth 26 August 1918
Nationality Canadian born
Locations after uprooting
Chase, BC
Locations before uprooting
Port Hammond
C-9344 (1562-1567)
Type Person
Custodian Number 4488
Name Toru Kobayashi



4488: Toru Kobayashi


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