Tokuzo Shimada

Tokuzo Shimada

He was born on 22 April 1903. He was a mill hand employed by B.C. Pulp & Paper Company, Woodfibre, BC. His family includes Yoku Shimada (mother; nee Yoku Abe), Yukutaro Shimada (father), Shizuye Shimada (wife; nee Shizuye Kaku; deceased), Kazuko Shimada (daughter), and Yoshinori Shimada (son). His home address is listed as Woodfibre, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Kaslo, BC and was exiled to Japan on 2 August 1945.


Regularized NameTokuzo Shimada
Custodian Identification Number2396
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Kaslo, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Woodfibre


Custodian Case Files (1)


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