Inosuke Shimomura

Inosuke Shimomura

He was born on 15 August 1903. He was a labourer. His family includes Mitsu Shimomura (mother; nee Mitsu Sakiyama), Kumekichi Shimomura (father), Michiko Shimomura (wife; nee Michiko Nishida; in Japan). Steveston, BC and Britannia Beach, BC are listed as former addresses. He was forcibly uprooted to Pyramid, BC and Kamloops, BC. He was exiled to Japan on 24 December 1946.


Regularized NameInosuke Shimomura
Custodian Identification Number14236
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Pyramid, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Kamloops, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Steveston
Residence (before uprooting)Britannia Beach


Custodian Case Files (1)


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