Ryohei Shimozawa

Ryohei Shimozawa

He was born on 2 September 1898. He was a yardman. His family includes Masako Shimozawa (former wife; in Japan), Eichi Shimozawa (son; in Japan), Setsuko Shimozawa (daughter; in Japan), Mikiko Shimozawa (daughter; in Japan), and Kohei Shimozawa (brother). Ocean Falls, BC and 369 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC are listed as former addresses. He was forcibly uprooted to Red Buck Camp, Princeton, BC and Winnipeg, MB. He was exiled to Japan on 24 December 1946.


Regularized NameRyohei Shimozawa
Custodian Identification Number12394
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Princeton, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Winnipeg, MB
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Ocean Falls
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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