Kyutaro Wakabayashi

Kyutaro Wakabayashi

He was born on 29 April 1895. He was a sawmill hand employed by Alberta Lumber Company, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Hana Wakabayashi (mother; nee Hana Yamauchi), Torahichi Wakabayashi (father), Masu Wakabayashi (wife), Hisako Wakabayashi (daughter), and Hisao Wakabayashi (son). 70 East 6th Avenue, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to 11 Mile Camp, Hope, BC and was exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.


Regularized NameKyutaro Wakabayashi
Custodian Identification Number14211
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Hope, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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