Ishimatsu Hamakoji

Ishimatsu Hamakoji

He was born on 03 November 1898. He was a boom man employed by English Logging Company, Salmon Bay, BC. His family includes Shino Hamakoji (mother; nee Shino Miyawaki), Otonosuke Hamakoji (father), Masu Hamakoji (wife; nee Yoshimoto; in Japan), Edward Hamakoji [also listed as Kanao Hamakoji] (son; in Japan), Haruko Hamakoji (daughter; in Japan), and Teizo Hamakoji (son; in Japan). His home address is listed as 230 Jackson Avenue, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Angler, ON. He was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameIshimatsu Hamakoji
Custodian Identification Number463_xi
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Angler, ON
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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