Shigeru Aratake

Shigeru Aratake

He was born on 18 October 1915. He was a farmer. His family includes Toki Aratake (wife; in Japan). His home address is listed as Abbotsford, BC. 177 Main Street, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Blue River, BC, care of the Blue River Labour Company Limited.


Regularized NameShigeru Aratake
Custodian Identification Number376
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Blue River, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Abbotsford


Custodian Case Files (1)


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