Yoshiharu Kitade

Yoshiharu Kitade

He was born on 6 February 1915. He was a fisherman and carpenter employed by Nelson Bros. Fisheries Company Limited, Steveston, BC. His family includes Mitsuye Kitade (mother; nee Mitsuye Nishi), Kichinosuke Kitade (father), and Yaeko Kitade (wife; nee Yaeko Mori). His home address is listed as P.O. Box 123, Steveston, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to New Denver, BC and he was exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.


Regularized NameYoshiharu Kitade
Custodian Identification Number6017
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)New Denver, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Steveston


Custodian Case Files (1)


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