Seiwa Oyama

Seiwa Oyama

He was born on 12 August 1917. He was a millworker employed by B.C. Pulp & Paper Company, Port Alice, BC. His family includes Kami Oyama (mother; nee Kami Nako), and Seizu Oyama (father). His home address is listed as Rural Route No. 1, Coghlan, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Coaldale, AB and he was exiled to Japan on 24 December 1946.


Regularized NameSeiwa Oyama
Custodian Identification Number8647
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Coaldale, AB
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Coghlan


Custodian Case Files (1)


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