Kenji Dobashi

Kenji Dobashi

He was born on 31 May 1922. He was a mill hand employed by B.C. Pulp & Paper Company Limited, Woodfibre, BC. His family includes Masa Dobashi (mother; nee Masa Katase), Yosaburo Dobashi (father), Yasu Dobashi (wife; nee Yasu Katase; in Japan), Etsuko Dobashi (daughter; in Japan), Hisae Dobashi (daughter; in Japan), and Tomie Dobashi (daughter; in Japan). His home address is listed as Woodfibre, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC and was exiled to Japan on 31 May 1946.


Regularized NameKenji Dobashi
Custodian Identification Number388
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Woodfibre


Custodian Case Files (1)


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