Unosuke Koyama

Unosuke Koyama

He was born on 6 February 1902. He was a fisherman employed by Sunnyside Cannery, Skeena River, BC. His family includes Kikuno Koyama (mother; nee Kikuno Takejichi), Chiyomatsu Koyama (father), Yoshiko Koyama (wife; nee Yoshiko Murata), Yachiyo Koyama (daughter), Ayako Koyama (daughter), and Tsuyoshi Koyama (son). His home address is listed as both Sunnyside Cannery, Skeena River, BC and Steveston, BC. He was interned before being exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameUnosuke Koyama
Custodian Identification Number1097_xi
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
LabelExiled to Japan


Custodian Case Files (1)


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