Yoshio Yamamura

Yoshio Yamamura

He was born on 5 May 1894. He was a gardener employed by the BC Security Commission. His family includes Mantaro Yamamura (father), Hede Yamamura (mother; nee Hede Miyama), Tomiki Yamamura (wife; nee Tomiki Nakamura), George Yamamura [also listed as Yoshihara Yamamura] (son), Minoru Yamamura (son), Herbert Yamamura [also listed as Jitsuo Yamamura] (son), Emiko Yamamura (daughter), Ben Yamamura [also listed as Tsutomu Yamamura] (son), Ted Yamamura [also listed as Takayaki Yamamura] (son), June Yamamura [also listed as Kiseko Yamamura] (daughter), and Jimmy Yamamura [also listed as Yorozu Yamamura] (son). His home address is listed as 1529 West 3rd Avenue, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to New Denver, BC and exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.


Regularized NameYoshio Yamamura
Custodian Identification Number11339
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)New Denver, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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