5493: Masae Nishimura

5493: Masae Nishimura

Masahe Nishimura

He was born on 16 February 1888. He was a sawmill hand employed by Mr. Stone, Hillcrest Sawmill, Vancouver Island. His family includes Tase Nishimura (wife; deceased), Masao Nishimura (son; in Japan), and Michie Nishimura (daughter; in Japan). His home address is listed as Hillcrest, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Roger’s, BC and he was exiled to Japan on 24 December 1946.
Sex M
Date of Birth 16 February 1888
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations after uprooting
Roger’s, BC
Date exiled to Japan 24 December 1946
Locations before uprooting
C-9359 (453-461)
Type Person
Custodian Number 5493
Name Masae Nishimura



5493: Masae Nishimura


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