Shigeo Ohara

Shigeo Ohara

Ohara was born 27 January 1915.. His occupation was mill worker and he was employed by Bloedel, Stewart & Welch, Limited at Great Central, BC. His family includes Nobu Ohara (mother; nee Nobu Uyeyama; deceased at time of file) and Gonjiro Ohara (father; Japan). Ohara was unmarried and had no children at time of file. His home address is listed as Great Central Lake, Great Central, BC. His landlord was Bloedel, Stewart & Welch, Limited. He formerly lived at at 856 Powell Street. His address in July 1943 was Loves Mushroom Farm, Scarboro Junction, Toronto, ON. He was exiled to Japan in October 1946. He held a Victory Bond. Seized property includes a Kodak Jr. Camera No. 1A, Autographic, serial #735172, listed as missing as of 9 July 1947, and a brown leather carrying case for the camera, listed as in custodian storage.


Regularized NameShigeo Ohara
Custodian Identification Number1310
NationalityCanadian born
LabelExiled to Japan


Custodian Case Files (1)


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