Takashi Towata

Takashi Towata

He was born on 16 January 1923. He was a mill hand employed by Powell Lumber and Fuel Company, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Takeyo Towata (mother) and Toichiro Towata (father). His home address is listed as 823 Prior Street, Vancouver, BC. He was interned in Angler Internment Camp and was forcibly uprooted to Neys, ON.


Regularized NameTakashi Towata
Custodian Identification Number2961
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Neys, ON
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


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