Toshiharu Sameshima

Toshiharu Sameshima

He was born on 15 May 1922. He was a fisherman employed by B.C. Packers, Steveston, BC. His family includes Fujie Sameshima (mother; nee Fujie Yamashita), and Tomekichi Sameshima (father). His home address is listed as P.O. Box 223, No. 2 Road, Canadian Pacific Cannery, Steveston, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Lethbridge, AB.


Regularized NameToshiharu Sameshima
Custodian Identification Number6113
NationalityCanadian born
ResidenceLethbridge, AB


Custodian Case Files (1)


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