Bunichi Hamade

Bunichi Hamade

Hamade was born on 1 January 1876. He was a fishing boat master. His family includes Bundaemon Hamade (father; deceased at time of file) and Isao Hamade (grandson). His home address is listed as Steveston, BC. He rented a room at Hotel World, 300 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Slocan Extension, BC and was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946. His listed seized property includes his boat, the “B.H. No. 2” purchased by Leonard Ernest Kyle, and a Winchester rifle.


Regularized NameBunichi Hamade
Custodian Identification Number1359
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan Extension, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Steveston


Custodian Case Files (1)


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