Kotaro Sakaguchi

Kotaro Sakaguchi

He was born on 26 May 1897. He was a millhand employed by Victoria Labour & Manufacturing Limited. His family includes Tomi Sakaguchi (mother), Tomojiro Sakaguchi (father), Tomi Sakaguchi (wife; nee Tomi Takeguchi; in Japan), Hisae Sakaguchi (daughter; in Japan), and Sadako Sakaguchi (daughter; in Japan). His home address is listed as Chemainus, BC. Jasper, AB is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Princeton, BC and was exiled to Japan on 31 May 1946.


Regularized NameKotaro Sakaguchi
Custodian Identification Number15208
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Princeton, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Chemainus


Custodian Case Files (1)


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