Tomio Sameshima

Tomio Sameshima

He was born in 1915. He was a dry cleaner employed by Burrard Cleaners, 500 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Hino Sameshima (mother) and Yonosuke Sameshima (father). His home address is listed as 500 Burrard Street, Vancouver BC. He was forcibly uprooted to 365 Parkside Drive, Toronto, ON.


Regularized NameTomio Sameshima
Custodian Identification Number511_xi
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
ResidenceToronto, ON


Custodian Case Files (1)


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