Yaji Sawa

Yaji Sawa

He was born on 23 September 1916. He was a farmer employed by Mizuno & Kakuno, R.M.D. 4, Cordova Bay, Victoria, BC. His family includes Kanji Sawa (father). His home address is listed as R.M.D. 4, Cordova Bay, Victoria, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Lempriere Camp.


Regularized NameYaji Sawa
Custodian Identification Number1998
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (before uprooting)Victoria


Custodian Case Files (1)


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