12846: Orito Tamaru

12846: Orito Tamaru

Orito Tamaru

He was born on 20 August 1912. He was a mill worker. His family includes Matsuo Tamaru (mother; nee Matsuo Kawamoto), Shinichi Tamaru (father; in Japan), and Chieko Tamaru (wife; nee Chieko Yoshiyama; in Japan). He lived in Port Alice, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Camp 2, Hope-Princeton Road, Princeton, BC; Thunder River Camp, Blue River, BC; and Tashme, BC. He was exiled to Japan on 31 May 1946. His listed seized property includes two “kori” wicker trunks and their contents [household belongings]; a wooden box filled with chinaware; and books.
Sex M
Date of Birth 20 August 1912
Nationality Japanese national
Date exiled to Japan 31 May 1946
Locations before uprooting
Port Alice
Locations after uprooting
Princeton, BC
Thunder River Camp, BC
Blue River, BC
Tashme, BC
C-9418 (897-951)
Type Person
Custodian Number 12846
Name Orito Tamaru
Not Before: 13 January 1943
Not After: 17 October 1948



12846: Orito Tamaru


Metadata Author: Erin Chan
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