Shoichi Shinkawa

Shoichi Shinkawa

He was born on 13 February 1896. He is also listed as Shuichi Shinkawa. He was a sawmill hand employed by Hillcrest Lumber Company, Duncan, BC. His family includes Murayo Shinkawa (wife), Shizue Shinkawa (daughter), Isami Shinkawa [also listed as Isamu Shinkawa] (son), Tadao Shinkawa (son), Mitsue Shinkawa (daughter), and Katsuji Shinkawa (son). His home address is listed as 247 Second Street, Duncan, BC. Box 594, Duncan, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC. He was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameShoichi Shinkawa
Custodian Identification Number8002
NationalityJapanese national
ResidenceSlocan, BC
LabelExiled to Japan


Custodian Case Files (1)


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