Hikobe Ichiki

Hikobe Ichiki

His former name was Hikobe Sonegawa. He was born on 3 November 1886. He was a labourer. His family includes Yuku Ichiki (wife; nee Yuku Sakimoki; in Japan), Hikasuke Sonegawa (father), Tsune Sonegawa (mother; nee Tsune Shigefusa), Akira Ichiki (son; in Japan), Katsuma Ichiki (son), and Hiroko Ichiki (daughter; in Japan). He lived in Britannia Beach, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC and exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameHikobe Ichiki
Custodian Identification Number11855
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Britannia Beach


Custodian Case Files (1)


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