Kenji Iwanaka

Kenji Iwanaka

He was born on 10 January 1908. He was a bell boy employed by Vancouver Club. His family includes Ichi Iwanaka (mother; nee Ichi Tanaka), Umekichi Iwanaka (father), Shinako Iwanaka (wife), Yoshiharu Iwanaka (son), Nobuyuki Iwanaka (son), and Peter Iwanaka [also listed as Michio Iwanaka] (son). His home address is listed as 334 Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC and Farnham, QC.


Regularized NameKenji Iwanaka
Custodian Identification Number13992
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Farnham, QC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


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