Tsuruo Imamura

Tsuruo Imamura

He was born on 1 March 1898. He was a carpenter. His family includes Kiichiro Imamura (father), Natsu Imamura (mother), Kikue Imamura (wife; nee Kikue Ishihara), Mieko Imamura (daughter), and Takashi Imamura (son). His home address is listed as 729 7th Avenue, Port Alberni. He was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC and exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.


Regularized NameTsuruo Imamura
Custodian Identification Number11698
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Port Alberni
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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