Tatsumi Kawamoto

Tatsumi Kawamoto

He was born on 3 August 1908. He was a millhand. His family includes Ine Kawamoto (mother), Yataro Kawamoto (father), Teru Kawamoto (wife; nee Teru Kariatsumari; in Japan), Ichio Kawamoto (son; in Japan), and Tsutomu Kawamoto (son; in Japan). Woodfibre, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Bay Farm, Slocan, BC and was exiled to Japan on 2 October 1946.


Regularized NameTatsumi Kawamoto
Custodian Identification Number13619
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Woodfibre


Custodian Case Files (1)


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