Yonesaburo Yoshioka

Yonesaburo Yoshioka

He was born on 2 January 1902. He was a mill hand. His family includes Sono Yoshioka (mother; nee Sono Kobayashi), Hidejiro Yoshioka (father), and Kikuno Yoshioka (wife; nee Kikuno Maikawa; in Japan). His home address is listed as Rural Route No. 1, Cumberland, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Thunder River, BC and was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameYonesaburo Yoshioka
Custodian Identification Number12336
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Thunder River, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Cumberland


Custodian Case Files (1)


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