5919: Denjo Morita

5919: Denjo Morita

Denjo Morita

He was born on 21 April 1880. He was a logger employed by Lake Cowichan Lumber Company, Lake Cowichan, BC. His family includes Kichino Morita (wife; nee Kichino Kono; in Japan). His home address is listed as P.O. Box 20, Lake Cowichan, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Yellowhead, BC and he was exiled to Japan on 31 May 1946.
Sex M
Date of Birth 21 April 1880
Nationality Japanese national
Locations after uprooting
Yellowhead, BC
Date exiled to Japan 31 May 1946
Locations before uprooting
Lake Cowichan
C-9362 (1270-1277)
Type Person
Custodian Number 5919
Name Denjo Morita



5919: Denjo Morita


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