Yomosuke Nakatani to Mr. G B Spain, 1946

Yomosuke Nakatani to Mr. G B Spain, 1946

Nishino Tani (AZA),
Okugaita Mura,
Aki-Gun, Hiroshima Ken.
Mr. G B Spain,
Dept. of the Secr. of State,
Protection Dept.,
Canada. Dear Sir:
I am claiming the above mentioned amount against you for the destruction by fire at my former business, House 261½, Powell St., Vancouver, B.C. The building consisted of a Barber Shop and a Japanese Baths, both with their equipments.
Would you kindly forward the above mentioned claim to the above mentioned address.
Thanking you kindly for your early consideration.
Yours truly,
Y. Nakatani
Recorded on Claim Book 15/6/46
Repatriated 31/5/46
See our letter to him July 14th - 46 Geo B Spain



Yomosuke Nakatani to Mr. G B Spain, 1946


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