Iwataro Hamaguchi

Iwataro Hamaguchi

He was born on 13 October 1898. He was a fisherman employed by New England Fishing Company, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Hatsu Hamaguchi (mother; nee Hatsu Maeda), Fukutaro Hamaguchi (father), Ume Hamaguchi (wife; nee Ume Nishihama; in Japan), and Masami Hamaguchi (son; in Japan). 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
Residence (after uprooting)Bridge River, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Steveston


Custodian Case Files (1)


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