Shigematsu Matsumura

Shigematsu Matsumura

He was born on 12 November 1874. He was a camp watchman employed by Moresby Island Fisheries, Galiano, BC. His family includes Chika Matsumura (wife; nee Chika Iwanashi) and Masato Matsumura (son). His home address is listed as North Galiano, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Lemon Creek, BC; Slocan, BC and exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameShigematsu Matsumura
Custodian Identification Number838
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)North Galiano


Custodian Case Files (1)


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