Yasuzo Shoji

Yasuzo Shoji

Bird Commission case file number 1204. Custodian file number 12276. (Source: lac_rg33-69_volume_61_file_1204.)
Represented Japanese Veterans remaining in Canada in letters of protest to Prime Minister King and to Minister of Labour Humphrey Mitchell. (Sources: lac_mg27-iiib5_volume_24_file_67-25-7; lac_mg27-iiib5_volume_24_file_67-25-5.)
He was born on 14 October 1886. His name is also listed as Yasuzo George Shoji. He was a farmer and a field supervisor of Fruit Farmers Cooperation, employed by Pacific Co-operative Union, Mission City, BC. His family includes Kimi Shoji (wife; nee Kimi Abe), George Shoji (son), Kyo Shoji (son), and Hideyo Shoji (daughter). His home address is listed as 5th Road, Whonnock, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Bay Farm, Slocan, BC.


Regularized NameYasuzo Shoji
Regularized NameYasuzo
OccupationFarmer (small fruits, poultry, vegetables) and a field supervisor of Fruits Farmers Co-operation
Street5th Road
Custodian Identification Number12276
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Whonnock


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