Kazuaki Yoshihara

Kazuaki Yoshihara

Interned at Petawawa POW Camp. (Source: lac_rg117_a-3_volume_0704_file_19710.)
Bird Commission case file number 982. Custodian file number 1231. (Source: lac_rg33-69_volume_49_file_0982)
Yoshihara was born on 28 March 1920. He was a fisherman selling through Ucluelet Fisherman’s Cooperative Association. His family includes Tsuney Yoshihara (mother; nee Tsuney Kasahara; in Japan), Tamakichi Yoshihara (father; deceased at time of file), and M. Toshihara (brother). He lived in Ucluelet, BC. The file also mentions Celtic Cannery, Ft. Blenheim Street. He was forcibly uprooted to Petawawa Internment Camp, Petawawa, ON, Lethbridge, AB, Barnwell, AB, and Lahti Lumber Company, Geraldton, ON. His seized and surrendered property includes: boat “Mt. Frederick” [also, “Mount Frederick” and “Mt. Frederic”]; tools; a firearm.


Regularized NameKazuaki Yoshihara
Custodian Identification Number1231
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Petawawa, ON
Residence (after uprooting)Lethbridge, AB
Residence (after uprooting)Barnwell, AB
Residence (after uprooting)Geraldton, ON
Residence (before uprooting)Ucluelet


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