Shigesuke Tamura

Shigesuke Tamura

He was born on 31 March 1905. He was a sawmill worker employed by Powell Street Woodworking Company. His family includes Yaye Tamura (mother), Kichigoro Tamura (father), and Sano Tamura (wife; in Japan). His home address is listed as 235 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. 1889 Triumph Street, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. He was interned at Angler, ON before being exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameShigesuke Tamura
Custodian Identification Number370_xi
NationalityJapanese national
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver
Residence (after uprooting)Angler, ON


Custodian Case Files (1)


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