Fonds 2004/63 - J.T. Loranger fonds

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J.T. Loranger fonds

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CA ON00093 2004/63

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  • 1929-1947 (Creation)

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11.5 cm of tectual records
2 photographs: b&w; 21.5 x 16.5 cm

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Major J.T. Loranger was a Canadian lawyer with the Office of the Judge Advocate General (JAG) of the Department of National Defence. He served with No. 5 War Crimes Court of the Japanese War Crimes Tribunal in Hong Kong from May to October 1947. While in Hong Kong, Loranger also worked as a liaison to the British War Graves Registration Unit that was operating in the area. Major Loranger died in 1983.

Custodial history

The papers were originally part of the estate of Major Loranger who died in 1983. They were given to Mr. Claire Manson of 420 Richelieu, Beloeil, and then given in 1983 to Major W.A. Plouffe of the Office of the Judge Advocate General. The file was then discovered at the OJAG Eastern Region while cleaning the library in 2004.

Scope and content

Fonds consists of material documenting Major J.T. Loranger's involvement in the Japanese War Crime Tribunal after the Second World War. This includes information on charges, witness statements, court rulings, and addresses to the court for a wide range of Japanese war crime trials. Also included are the locations of various casualty graves, Loranger's personal notes on the Japanese language, two manuals entitled Circular Memorandum on Field General Court-Martial on Active Service for Use in the United Kingdom and Manual on Military Law, 1929, and two black & white photographs of Loranger in court. There are 4 series:
I. War Crimes Commission
II. Major G.B. Falconar Trial
III. Trials of Japanese War Criminals
IV. Miscellaneous

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Fonds acquired in 2004 from J.D.M. Santerre of the Office of the Judge Advocate General, Eastern Region in Montreal.


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  • englanti

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Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Copies cannot be made and/or distributed. Researchers must obtain permission from the Chief Archivist. In addition, any researcher requesting access to these files must consult the Judge Advocate General (JAG) staff.

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Copies of the finding aid are located in the first file of the fonds and in the Reading Room at the Directorate of History and Heritage. Electronic copies are also available.

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No further accruals are expected.

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Additional information on Japanese war crimes can be found in the George B. Puddicombe fonds at Library and Archives Canada. The reference number is R 10740-0-8-E (formerly MG30 E567).

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