Seiichi Hamanishi

Seiichi Hamanishi

He was born on 1 March 1907 or 3 January 1907. He is also listed as Seiichi Arthur Hamanishi. He was a fisherman and farmer employed by his father-in-law. His family includes Tasu Hamanishi (mother; nee Tasu Yoshida), Fukunosuke Hamanishi (father), Tamie Hamanishi (wife; nee Tamie Yukawa), Kiyomi Hamanishi (daughter), Shizuka Hamanishi (son), Fukuo Hamanishi (son), and May Hamanishi [also listed as Yasuko Hamanishi] (daughter). His home address is listed as Wilson Road, Rural Route, No. 1, New Westminster, BC. Steveston, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC. He was exiled to Japan on 24 December 1946.


Regularized NameSeiichi Hamanishi
Custodian Identification Number4891
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)New Westminster


Custodian Case Files (1)


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