DATE OF CRIMES
27 September 1944
Between 1 Jan and 30 June 1945
LOCATION OF CRIMES
Kanburi Aerodrome Camp, Siam (present-day Thailand)
DATE OF TRIAL
18, 19 July 1946
LOCATION OF TRIAL
At parade on or about 27 Sept 1944, Shimojo struck Captain Taylor with his scabbarded sword because Taylor moved his foot on parade in order to ease the pain of an ulcer. Taylor was struck unconscious, and suffered a broken left arm and severe bruises of the upper arm, shoulder and ribs. Taylor was laid up for 2 months.
Between 1 Jan and 30 June 1945, Shimojo beat 5 British prisoners-of-war for various reasons.
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Shimojo was subsequently sentenced to death by hanging at the Australian War Crimes Court.
Shimojo, Harukichi. Sergeant Major. From Japanese military. From Japan. Guilty. 4 years' imprisonment. Sentence reduced. 1 year imprisonment with fine.
Le Gallais, R. L. Lieutenant Colonel. From British military. Courst president. Barrister-at-Law.
Bains, N. S. Major. From British Indian Army.
Busfield, K. R. Captain. From British military.
Thomas, P. M. Major. From British military.
Saeki, Kinji. Judge, Hiroshima Court.
DEFENCE ADVISORY OFFICERS
Hassan, Taufiq. Captain. From British Indian Army.