Tomosuke Shimomura

Tomosuke Shimomura

He was born on 19 August 1899. He was a farmer. His family includes Yone Shimomura (mother; nee Yone Higashi), Yozaemon Shimomura (father), Kawa Shimomura (wife; nee Kawa Kamimura), Tokiye Shimomura (daughter), Masami Shimomura (son), and Tamiko Shimomura (daughter). His home address is listed as Mission, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Smith Farms, Lethbridge, AB and was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameTomosuke Shimomura
Custodian Identification Number2873
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Lethbridge, AB
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Mission


Custodian Case Files (1)


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