WO235/892

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WO235/892

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First Charge: Committing a War Crime
“in that he on the high seas between the 27th September 1942 and the 2nd October 1942 when in the service of the Japanese Army as an interpreter with a draft of British Prisoners of War on board the S.S. “Lisbon Maru”, and responsible for the well-being of the said Prisoner of Wars, was, in violation of the laws and usages of war, concerned in their ill-treatment including the battening down of the Prisoners of War in the hold of the said ship after it has been torpedoed and was in a sinking condition, whereby many of them lost their lives and the remainder underwent physical and mental sufferings”

Second Charge: Committing a War Crime
“in that he at Shanghai on or about 4th October 1942 when in the service of the Japanese Army as an interpreter, was, in violation of the laws and usages of war, concerned in the neglect and the ill-treatment of British Prisoners of War in his custody causing physical sufferings to many of them and in particular RSM R.H. Challis.”

Third Charge: Committing a War Crime
“in that he on the high seas between 26th September 1943 and 6th January 1944 when in the service of the Japanese Army as an interpreter aboard the S.S. “Toyama Maru” (Alias “Tozan Maru”), was, in violation of the laws and usages of war, concerned in the ill-treatment of a Prisoner of War named Rifleman P. Doucett of the Canadian Army, contributing to the death of the said Rifleman Doucett”

Fourth Charge: Committing a War Crime
“in that he at Hong Kong on or about the 20th August 1942, when in the service of the Japanese Army as an interpreter, was, in violation of the laws and usages of war concerned in the ill-treatment of Prisoners of War causing physical suffering to Sgt. J.O. Payne, L.Cpl. G. Berzenski, Pte. J.H. Adams and Pte. P.J. Ellis all of the Winnipeg Grenadiers Canadian Army.”

Fifth Charge: Committing a War Crime
“in that he at Hong Kong during the month of November 1943 when in the service of the Japanese Army as an interpreter at Bowen Road Hospital, was, in violation of the laws and usages of war, concerned in the ill-treatment of Prisoners of War in the said hospital causing physical suffering to them and in particular to Cpl. J.T.F. Murry, Rifleman J.W. Archibald, Cpl. Pike and Cpl. Taylor.”

Sixth Charge: Committing a War Crime
“in that he at Hong Kong in the month of February 1945, when in the service of the Japanese Army as an interpreter at Happy Valley Race Course Camp was, in violation of the laws and usages of war, concerned in the ill treatment of Prisoners of War causing physical suffering and in particular to Pte. Nolan.”

Seventh Charge: Committing a War Crime
“in that he at Hong Kong between April 1942 and August 1945 when in the service of the Japanese Army as an interpreter on the Prisoner of War Camps Staff, was, in violation of the laws and usages of war, concerned in the stealing of the Red Cross parcels and personal effects the property of Prisoners of War of the Camps Group at Hong Kong aforesaid.”

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“WO235/892,” Hong Kong's War Crimes Trials Collection, accessed May 21, 2018, http://hkwctc.lib.hku.hk/items/show/47.

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