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Item title: Interrogation reports on theft by a Japanese soldier, IMOTO Kinzô
Title (romaji): 1 gatsu 7 nichi Gôgun dai 11 ryodan dai 26 daitai ni okeru Nihongunjin fusei kôi no ken
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM 82 2/107)
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AJRP details
AJRP module: Australian War Memorial official records
AJRP series: AWM 82 captured Japanese documents
AJRP sub-series: Post-surrender Rabaul material received from HQ 8 Military District
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Location details
Institution: Australian War Memorial
Call number: AWM 82 2/107
Inst. series: AWM 82
Inst. sub-series: 2/- Post-surrender material received from HQ 8 Military District (Rabaul)
Item: 2/107
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 6 pages, carbon copy
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Interrogation report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 8/1/1946
Conflict code: Post-war (related to WW2)
Australian unit names: 11TH DIVISION
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:Tôma (9th) Group 2nd Company 3rd Platoon
Names: IMOTO Kinzô; MATSU'URA Michikazu
Languages: Japanese
Area:Rabaul Area [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain]
Content: This document, which was prepared by Lieutenant Colonel TONEGAWA, contains two sets of interrogation reports given by IMOTO and the interpreter, MATSU'URA Michikazu, who was present at the scene of a theft. IMOTO was accused of stealing a tin of cigarettes and a bottle of sauce from the Australian forces. He had been caught by an Australian soldier. He admitted that he stole the sauce but insisted he swapped the cigarette. After persistent questioning, he finally admitted his theft and was hit and kicked by his Japanese officer as punishment. According to MATSU'URA, an Australian officer, Barnes, observed the entire process with sympathy and interest, and decided to let the Japanese forces deal with the soldier.
AWM 82 captured Japanese document details
Title: Interrogation reports on theft by a Japanese soldier, IMOTO Kinzô
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Item status: Original document
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Names: IMOTO Kinzô; MATSU'URA Michikazu
Names (kanji ):
Sender (kanji):
Recipient (kanji):
Japanese unit names: Tôma (9th) Group 2nd Company 3rd Platoon
Japanese unit names (romaji):Tôma 11 Shûdan 2 Chûtai 3 Shôtai
Japanese unit names (kanji)
Place of acquisition: Rabaul Area
Date of acquisition:
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