Kiyoshi Kanomata

Kiyoshi Kanomata

He was born on 24 May 1901. He was a section man on CPR. His family includes Miyoshi Kanomata (wife; nee Miyoshi Kobayashi), Gengo Kanomata (father), Haru Kanomata (mother; nee Haru Sato), Kimio Kanomata (son), Kiyoji Kanomata (son), Kumiko Kanomata (daughter), Tsureko Kanomata (daughter), Maretaka Kanomata [also listed as Charlie Kanomata] (son), and Sumiko Kanomata [also listed as Mary Kanomata] (daughter). He lived in Mission, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Welling, AB.


Regularized NameKiyoshi Kanomata
Custodian Identification Number12145
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Welling, AB
Residence (before uprooting)Mission


Custodian Case Files (1)


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