Tatsunosuke Hamanishi

Tatsunosuke Hamanishi

Hamanishi was born on 11 November 1896. He was a fisherman. His family includes Gin Hamanishi (mother; in Japan), Iwakichi (father; deceased at time of file) Yasu Hamanishi (wife; in Japan; Miomura, Hidakagun, Wakayamaken, Japan), Iwae Hamanishi (daughter; in Japan) and Tamiko Hamanishi (daughter; in Japan; Miomura, Hidakagun, Wakayamaken, Japan). His home address is listed as 156 Brechin Road, Nanaimo, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Popoff, Slocan, BC and was exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946. His listed seized property includes property at 1230 Brechin Road, Nanaimo, BC, also known as 1230 Stewart Avenue, Nanaimo, BC, owned together with Domae Toyokichi which was sold to Alfred Gavin, his boat, the “T.H.” which was sold to Gladstone Vass.


Regularized NameTatsunosuke Hamanishi
Custodian Identification Number1544
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Nanaimo


Custodian Case Files (1)


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