Massaru Tanimura

Massaru Tanimura

He was born on 30 April 1886. He was a mill worker. Ocean Falls, BC and 409 Alexander Street, Vancouver, BC are listed as former addresses. He was forcibly uprooted to Lempriere Camp, BC and was exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.


Regularized NameMassaru Tanimura
Custodian Identification Number15592
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Lempriere Camp, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Ocean Falls
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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