Toshio Shimomura

Toshio Shimomura

He was born on 3 August 1918. He was a farmer. His family includes Kawa Shimomura (mother; nee Kawa Kamimura) and Tomosuke Shimomura (father). His home address is listed as Rural Route 1, Mission, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Lethbridge, AB and was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameToshio Shimomura
Custodian Identification Number1988
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Lethbridge, AB
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Mission


Custodian Case Files (1)


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