Yoichi Takaoka

Yoichi Takaoka

He was born on 11 February 1895. He owned a shoe repair shop. His family includes Nobuko Takaoka (wife; nee Nobuko Morita), Toshikumi Takaoka (son), Yoshiro Takaoka (son; in Japan), Sanae Takaoka (daughter; in Japan), and Johnny Takaoka [also listed as Masumi Takaoka] (son). His home address is listed as 215 Argyle Street, Port Alberni, BC. He was interned and died without being released at Winnipeg, MB on 13 February 1945.


Regularized NameYoichi Takaoka
Custodian Identification Number257_xi
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (before uprooting)Port Alberni
Residence (after uprooting)Fort Osborne, MB


Custodian Case Files (1)


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