Kaoru Nishiyama

Kaoru Nishiyama

She was born on 16 March 1921. Her name is also listed as Kaoru Betty Nishiyama. She was a store clerk employed by Mr. Nishiguchi, 837 Columbia, New Westminster, BC. Her family includes Hide Nishiyama (mother; nee Hide Murakami) and Kohei Nishiyama (father). Her home address is listed as 806 Ewen Avenue, New Westminster, BC and 344 Brunette Street, New Westminster, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to 722 7th Avenue, Tashme, BC.


Regularized NameKaoru Nishiyama
Custodian Identification Number770
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
Residence (before uprooting)New Westminster


Custodian Case Files (1)


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