Gentoku Okamura

Gentoku Okamura

He was born on 25 December 1881. He was a mine timber cutter employed by No. 8 Coal Mine, Union Bay, Cumberland, BC. His family includes Maju Okamura (mother), Zenjiro Okamura (father), and Tokue Okamura (wife; in Japan). His home address is listed as Box 621, Cumberland, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Hope, BC. He was exiled to Japan on 2 October 1946.


Regularized NameGentoku Okamura
Custodian Identification Number4005
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Hope, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Cumberland


Custodian Case Files (1)


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