Ichiro Tomita

Ichiro Tomita

He was born on 8 January 1921. He was a mill worker employed by B.C. Pulp & Paper Mills Company, Woodfibre, BC. His family includes Nobu Tomita (wife; nee Nobu Tominaga; in Japan), Fuku Tomita (mother; nee Fuku Abe), and Tokusaburo Tomita (father). His home address is listed as Woodfibre, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to #2 Copper Creek, Princeton, BC and he was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameIchiro Tomita
Custodian Identification Number8141
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Princeton, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Woodfibre


Custodian Case Files (1)


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