Gihei Kojima

Gihei Kojima

He was born on 3 April 1902. He was a mill hand employed by Cedar Cove Sash and Door Company Limited. His family includes Kiri Kojima (mother; nee Kiri Bando), Yosokichi Kojima (father), Sato Kojima (wife; nee Sato Satonishi), Shigeoshi Kojima (son), Yoshiharu Kojima (son), and Takako Kojima (daughter). His home address is listed as 432 West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Hope, BC; Princeton, BC; and Tashme, BC. He was exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.


Regularized NameGihei Kojima
Custodian Identification Number14208
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Hope, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Princeton, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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