9797: Tomezo Nariiwa

9797: Tomezo Nariiwa

Tomezo Nariiwa

He was born on 7 March 1881. He was a logger employed by Mr. Tom Highland, Simoom Sound, BC. His family includes Sato Nariiwa (wife; nee Sato Yamashia), Rui Nariiwa (mother; nee Rui Yamashita), and Yasuro Nariiwa (father). His home address is listed as Simoom Sound, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Greenwood, BC and he was exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.
Sex M
Date of Birth 07 March 1881
Nationality Japanese national
Locations after uprooting
Greenwood, BC
Date exiled to Japan 02 August 1946
Locations before uprooting
Simoom Sound
C-9394 (1128-1133)
Type Person
Custodian Number 9797
Name Tomezo Nariiwa



9797: Tomezo Nariiwa


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