Kazuhisa Umakoshi

Kazuhisa Umakoshi

He was born on 25 March 1919. His name may be Kasuhiza Kamiya. He was a janitor employed by Beacon Theatre, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Toru Umakoshi (mother; nee Toru Fuji) and Sadakusa Kamiya (father). His home address is listed as 656 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Sunrise Camp, Essex, ON and Angler, ON.


Regularized NameKazuhisa Umakoshi
Custodian Identification Number3193
NationalityCanadian born
ResidenceEssex, ON
ResidenceAngler, ON


Custodian Case Files (1)


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