Yokichi Nakawatase

Yokichi Nakawatase

He was born on 24 January 1889. He was a logger employed by Burnss & Jackson Logging Company, Salmon Bay, BC. His family includes Fujiye Nakawatase (wife; in Japan), Asai Nakawatase (son; in Japan), Satsuo Nakawatase (son; in Japan), and Shizue Nakawatase (daughter; in Japan). His home address is listed as Wilson Creek, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to 11 Mile Camp, Hope End, BC. He was exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.


Regularized NameYokichi Nakawatase
Custodian Identification Number1160
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Hope End, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Wilson Creek


Custodian Case Files (1)

Shared Surnames

NameSee also
Hajime Nakawatase
Nikichi Nakawatase
Yokichi Nakawatase


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