12471: Hikotaro Nishimura

12471: Hikotaro Nishimura

Hikotaro Nishimura

He was born on 20 September 1901. He was a self-employed dry cleaner at 1179 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Maki Nishimura (mother), Hikosaburo Nishimura (father), Masu Nishimura (wife; nee Masu Watanabe), Hikoshige Nishimura (son), Takashi Nishimura (son), Mitsuo Nishimura (son), and Terumi Nishimura (son). His home address is listed as 1889 Triumph Street, Vancouver, BC. 1179 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Hastings Park, Vancouver, BC and Lemon Creek, Slocan Extension, BC. He was exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.
Sex M
Date of Birth 20 September 1901
Nationality Japanese national
Locations after uprooting
Lemon Creek, BC
Slocan Extension, BC
Date exiled to Japan 02 August 1946
Locations before uprooting
C-9415 (1803-1819)
Type Person
Custodian Number 12471
Name Hikotaro Nishimura



12471: Hikotaro Nishimura


Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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