John Gould

John Gould

John Gould was a Vancouver-area marine surveyor who began his career in 1914, following a seven-year apprenticeship in Liverpool, England, and work for the San Francisco Board of Underwriters. On February 7, 1942, under recommendation from Commander Barney Leitch Johnson, the Custodian of Enemy Property asked him to serve as a surveyor for seized Japanese Canadian–owned fishing vessels. Contrary to Kimura's note, he appears to have worked for the Custodian until August 1, 1942. (Source: Kimura Appendix)


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