Shigeo Kato

Shigeo Kato

He was born on 28 February 1901. His name is also listed in the file as Antoine Koto. He was a logger. His family includes Nakako Kato (mother; nee Nakako Iwasaki), Tasaku Kato (father), Elizabeth Kato (wife; nee Elizabeth Crowther), Robert Kato [also listed as Alan Kato] (son), and Marion Kato [also listed as Betty Kato] (daughter). Duncan, BC is listed as a former address. The file states that he was in the Canadian Army overseas. He was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameShigeo Kato
Custodian Identification Number12345
NationalityCanadian born
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver
Residence (after uprooting)Japan


Custodian Case Files (1)


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