Hisao Shima

Hisao Shima

He was born on 8 March 1906. He was an auto mechanic employed by Asahi Garage, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Toyo Shima (mother; nee Toyo Waki), Seizaburo Shima (father), Chiyoko Shima (wife; nee Chiyoko Tabuchi), and Yvonne Shima (daughter). 293 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Winona, ON; Toronto, ON; and Jordan Station, ON.


Regularized NameHisao Shima
Custodian Identification Number14297
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Winona, ON
Residence (after uprooting)Toronto, ON
Residence (after uprooting)Jordan Station, ON
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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