Iwataro Hamaguchi

Iwataro Hamaguchi

He was born on 13 October 1898. He is also listed as Iwataro Hamaguichi. He was a fisherman employed by New England Fishing Company, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Hatsu Hamaguchi [possibly Hatsu Hamaguichi] (mother; nee Hatsu Maeda), Fukutaro Hamaguchi [possibly Fukutaro Hamaguichi] (father), Ume Hamaguchi [possibly Ume Hamaguichi] (wife; nee Ume Nishihama), and Masami Hamaguchi [possibly Masami Hamaguichi] (son). His home address is listed as P.O. Box 68, Steveston, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Bridge River, BC. He was exiled to Japan on 24 December 1946.


Regularized NameIwataro Hamaguchi
Custodian Identification Number4125
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
ResidenceBridge River, BC
LabelExiled to Japan


Custodian Case Files (1)


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