Gentaro Koshi

Gentaro Koshi

He was born on 27 September 1906. His birth name is Gentaro Honiguchi. He was a cook at Home Apple Pie Cafe. His family includes Chizu Honiguchi (mother; nee Chizu Nishikawa), Jutaro Honiguchi (father), and Chie Koshi (wife). His home address is listed as 620 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. 249 Main Street, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Lempriere, BC and was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameGentaro Koshi
Custodian Identification Number14459
NationalityJapanese national
ResidenceLempriere, BC
LabelExiled to Japan


Custodian Case Files (1)


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