Tatsuzo Sawa

Tatsuzo Sawa

He was born on 19 May 1899. He was a sawmill worker employed by Robertson Hackett Company. His family includes Tami Sawa (wife; in Japan), Sotokichi Omae (father), Etsu Omae (mother; nee Etsu Sawa), Sadako Sawa (daughter; in Japan), Tokichi Sawa (adopted father). His home address is listed as 325 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to camp #1 Hope and Princeton Highway camp and exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameTatsuzo Sawa
Custodian Identification Number11768
NationalityJapanese national
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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