Gorge Kosaka

Gorge Kosaka

He was born on 24 September 1910. He is also listed as Goji Kosaka in his parentsʼ case files. He was a truck driver employed by Powell Lumber and Field Company, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Kinoe Kosaka (mother; nee Kinoe Hatano), Moichi Kosaka (father), Hideko Kosaka (wife; nee Hideko Masuda), Joan Kosaka (daughter), and Ronald Kosaka [also listed as Yoshio Kosaka] (son). His home address is listed as 28th Avenue and 2nd Road, Whonnock, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Picture Butte, AB.


Regularized NameGorge Kosaka
Custodian Identification Number2942
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Picture Butte, AB
Residence (before uprooting)Whonnock


Custodian Case Files (1)


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