Henry Grattan Nolan
|Henry Grattan Nolan|
|Puisne Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada|
March 1, 1956 – July 8, 1957
|Preceded by||James Wilfred Estey|
|Succeeded by||Ronald Martland/Wilfred Judson|
May 5, 1893|
|Died||July 8, 1957(aged 64)|
|Relations||Paddy Nolan, father|
|Battles/wars||World War I
World War II
|Awards||Order of the British Empire
Born in Calgary, Alberta, the son of Patrick James "Paddy" Nolan, a criminal defence lawyer, and Mary Elizabeth Lee, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Alberta in 1914 and was awarded a Rhodes scholarship for Alberta in 1915. However, he enlisted in the army during World War I and received a Military Cross in 1918 for his service. He was wounded at Cambrai, in France.
During World War II, he served with the Canadian Army becoming a Vice-Judge Advocate General with the rank of Brigadier. From 1945 to 1948, he was a prosecutor before the International Military Tribunal for the Far East at Tokyo. He was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1946.
On March 1, 1956, he was appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada and served barely a year until his death in 1957 at the age of 64.
In 1928, he married Doris Margery McCarter. They had two daughters, Moira and Shelagh.