5485: Jingo Tanaka

5485: Jingo Tanaka

Jingo Tanaka

He was born on 13 July 1895. He was a millhand employed by Hillcrest Lumber Company, Hillcrest, BC. His family includes Ito Tanaka (mother), Atsukichi Tanaka (father), Some Tanaka (wife; nee Some Aoki; in Japan), Kutsumi Tanaka (son; in Japan), Yoshio Tanaka (son; in Japan), and Chiyoko Tanaka (daughter; in Japan). His home address is listed as Hillcrest, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Brandon, ON, Cloud Bay, ON and he was exiled to Japan on 31 May 1946.
Sex M
Date of Birth 13 July 1895
Nationality Japanese national
Locations after uprooting
Brandon, ON
Cloud Bay, ON
Date exiled to Japan 31 May 1946
Locations before uprooting
C-9359 (322-343)
Type Person
Custodian Number 5485
Name Jingo Tanaka



5485: Jingo Tanaka


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