8217: Kinpei Shigematsu

8217: Kinpei Shigematsu

Kinpei Shigematsu

He was born on 12 January 1883. He was a labourer employed by Ocean Falls Paper Company, Ocean Falls, BC. His family includes Shima Shigematsu (wife). His home address is listed as 230 Jackson Avenue, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC and he was exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.
Sex M
Date of Birth 12 January 1883
Nationality Japanese national
Locations after uprooting
Tashme, BC
Date exiled to Japan 02 August 1946
Locations before uprooting
C-9381 (119-126)
Type Person
Custodian Number 8217
Name Kinpei Shigematsu



8217: Kinpei Shigematsu


Metadata Author: Aiying Yuan
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