TRIAL OF KURODA ELICHI SGT. MAJOR
IMPERIAL JAPANESE ARMY
ILL TREATMENT OF PRISONERS OF WAR.
BURMA RAILWAY, 1944

PROCEEDINGS OF A MILITARY COURT
Held at HONG KONG
on the Sixteenth day of July 1948

At 0900 hours the Court assembles.

PRESIDENT:

Rank

Name

Unit

Lt Col

N.F. QUINTON

1 Aust War Crimes Sec

 

AA Pro C AMF

 

MEMBERS:

Rank

Name

Unit

Major

E.J. GERLING ED

1 Aust War Crimes Sec

 

PSL Inf AMF

 

 Capt

M.B. TINDALE

2 Aust War Crimes Sec

 

Aust Int Corps

 

THE ACCUSED:

KURODA Elichi former Sergeant Major of the Imperial Japanese Army is before the Court.

The Order for the Assembly of the Court is read.

The President and Members are duly sworn.

SHORTHAND WRITERS:
Miss M.E. RENNY and
Miss J. MACGREGOR

are duly sworn as Shorthand Writers.

INTERPRETERS:
Mr. George TONG and
Mr. SEKI Toshio

are duly sworn and

Mr. HIRAOKA Goro

is duly affirmed as Interpreters.

The Accused is arraigned on the Charge in the Schedule to the Order for the Assembly of the Court.

Question to the Accused: Are you guilty or not guilty of the charge against you which you have heard read?
Answer: I plead not guilty.

PROSECUTING OFFICER: Major H.J. FOSTER, AALC, an L.L.B. of the Melbourne University, a Practitioner of the High Court of Australia & a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Courts of Victoria and the Northern Territories of Australia.

COUNSEL FOR DEFENCE: Mr. SUGANO Kyuso, L.L.B. of the KEIO University and a Japanese Barrister. (Assisted by Capt. E.C. WATSON, General List, 14 War Crimes Investigation Team.

Book 111. Proceedings of an Aust Military Court. War Crime Trials of Kuroda Elichi, Sgt. Major Imperial Japanese Army, for Ill Treatment of Australian POW's on the Burma Death Railway.
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