Yoshitoshi Kawata

Yoshitoshi Kawata

He was born on 14 November 1911. He was a millhand employed by Royston Lumber Company. His family includes Kinshiro Kawata (father), Suwa Kawata (mother), Akio Kawata (son), Itoko Kawata (wife; nee Itoko Shimizu), and Fumiko Kawata (daughter). He lived in Cumberland, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC and exiled to Japan on 31 May 1946.


Regularized NameYoshitoshi Kawata
Custodian Identification Number11846
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Cumberland


Custodian Case Files (1)


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