Sunao Yoshioka

Sunao Yoshioka

He was born on 5 September 1904. He was a sawmill hand. His family includes Setsu Yoshioka (mother; nee Setsu Moriwake), Kiyemon Yoshioka (father), Shizu Yoshioka (wife; nee Shizu Namba), Ayako Yoshioka (daughter), Mitsue Yoshioka (daughter), Kenichi Yoshioka (son), and Hiroshi Yoshioka (son). His home address is listed as Rural Route No. 1, Port Hammond, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Arnaud, MB and was exiled to Japan on 31 May 1946.


Regularized NameSunao Yoshioka
Custodian Identification Number14032
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Arnaud, MB
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Port Hammond


Custodian Case Files (1)


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