Takeshi Sawayama

Takeshi Sawayama

He is also listed as Tommy Sawayama. He was born on 18 October 1919. He was a labourer employed by Hammond Cedar Company. His family includes Genzo Sawayama (father) and Natsu Sawayama (mother; nee Natsu Nakayama). He lived in Port Hammond, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Vernon, BC.

Metadata

ForenameTakeshi
SurnameSawayama
Regularized NameTakeshi Sawayama
Custodian Identification Number11769
NationalityCanadian born
ResidenceVernon, BC

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