Tokujiro Shimomura

Tokujiro Shimomura

He was born on 10 October 1874. He was a fisherman employed by Canada Fishing Company, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Itsumi Shimomura (mother; nee Itsumi Yoshihara) and Jihei Shimomura (father). His home address is listed as 268 Columbia Avenue, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Greenwood, BC and exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameTokujiro Shimomura
Custodian Identification Number3070
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Greenwood, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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