Sawaichi Sakai

Sawaichi Sakai

He was born on 30 March 1907. He was a self-employed farmer. His family includes Sawae Sakaguchi [possibly Sawae Sakai] (mother; nee Sawae Maeda), Sanjiro Sakaguchi (stepfather), and Shizuko Sakai (wife). His home address is listed as Oliver Road, Rural Route No. 1, New Westminster, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Greenwood, BC.


Regularized NameSawaichi Sakai
Custodian Identification Number8624
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Greenwood, BC
Residence (before uprooting)New Westminster


Custodian Case Files (1)


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