11583: Torizo Yamashita

11583: Torizo Yamashita

Torizo Yamashita

He was born on 16 December 1899. He was a millhand employed by Victoria Lumber Company. His family includes Kikumatsu Yamashita (father), Korin Yamashita (mother), Yaeno Yamashita (wife; nee Yaeno Torii), Susumu Yamashita (son), Joe Yamashita (son), Roy Yamashita (son), and Machiko Yamashita (daughter). He lived in Chemainus, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC and exiled to Japan on 31 May 1946.
Sex M
Date of Birth 16 December 1899
Nationality Japanese national
Locations after uprooting
Tashme, BC
Date exiled to Japan 31 May 1946
Locations before uprooting
C-9409 (1521-1536)
Type Person
Custodian Number 11583
Name Torizo Yamashita



11583: Torizo Yamashita


Metadata Author: Natsuki Abe
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