4707: Kamasuke Oshiro

4707: Kamasuke Oshiro

Kamasuke Oshiro

He was born on 17 February 1888. He was a woodyard worker employed by B.C. Wood & Coal Company, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Masako Oshiro (wife), Roy Oshiro [also listed as Noboru Oshiro] (son), Hidishi Oshiro (son), and Akira Oshiro (son). His home address is listed as 1216 Woodland Drive, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Coaldale, AB.
Sex M
Date of Birth 17 February 1888
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations after uprooting
Coaldale, AB
Locations before uprooting
C-9347 (835-852)
Type Person
Custodian Number 4707
Name Kamasuke Oshiro



4707: Kamasuke Oshiro


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