Yoshimasa Yamaoka

Yoshimasa Yamaoka

He was born on 21 October 1922. He was a mechanic employed by Great Northern Cannery, West Vancouver, BC. His family includes Take Yamaoka (mother; nee Take Kagimoto), and Wahichiro Yamaoka (father). His home address is listed as Sherman P.O., West Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Cambie Siding, BC and Brantford, ON.


Regularized NameYoshimasa Yamaoka
Custodian Identification Number3760
NationalityCanadian born
ResidenceCambie Siding, BC
ResidenceBrantford, ON


Custodian Case Files (1)


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