Washichiro Yamaoka

Washichiro Yamaoka

He was born on 21 October 1887. He was a logger employed by Pacific Shingle Company. His family includes Take Yamaoka (wife; deceased), Taro Yamaoka (son). His home address is listed as 49 Alexander Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to New Denver, BC.


Regularized NameWashichiro Yamaoka
Custodian Identification Number11316
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)New Denver, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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