Mitsuru Nishiyama

Mitsuru Nishiyama

Son of Yoshizaemon Nishiyama. Brother of Yutaka Nishiyama and Tatsuo Nishiyama. Bird Commission case file number 1042. Custodian file number 7635. (Source: lac_rg33-69_volume_52_file_1042)
He was born on 20 July 1918. He was a farmer. His family includes Aki Nishiyama (mother; nee Aki Shinmoto) and Yoshizayemon Nishiyama (father). His home address is listed as Rural Route, No. 1, New Westminster, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Magrath, AB.


Regularized NameMitsuru Nishiyama
Custodian Identification Number7635
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Magrath, AB
Residence (before uprooting)New Westminster


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