Roy Iwata

Roy Iwata

He was born on 7 August 1914. Also listed as Motomaru Iwata. He was a dry cleaner. His family includes Kana Iwata (mother; nee Kana Yamaguchi), Tokuhui Iwata (father), and Hisaye Iwata (wife; nee Hisaye Terada). 8476 Selkirk Street, Vancouver, BC and 2895 West 33rd Avenue, Vancouver, BC are listed as former addresses. He was forcibly uprooted to Vernon, BC and Kelowna, BC.


Regularized NameRoy Iwata
Custodian Identification Number13853
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Vernon, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Kelowna, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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