Yajiro Yamagishi

Yajiro Yamagishi

He was born on 20 February 1894. He was a millhand employed by Mohawk Lumber Company, New Westminster, BC. His family includes Shizue Yamagishi (wife; nee Shizue Nishijima; married in 1943), Richard Nishijima [also listed as Suneo Nishijima] (step-son), William Nishijima [also listed as Shigetada Nishijima] (step-son), Kiyoto Nishijima (step-son), and Sachiko Yamagishi (daughter; born in 1943 in Taber, AB). His home address is listed as 1021 Auckland Street, New Westminster, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Wilfred Hill, Taber, AB.


Regularized NameYajiro Yamagishi
Custodian Identification Number9420
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Taber, AB
Residence (before uprooting)New Westminster


Custodian Case Files (1)


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