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Full Name: Cedric John Vugler
Rank Last Held: Sergeant
Forename(s): Cedric John
Surname: Vugler
War: Korean War, 1950-1953
Serial No.: 203586
Gender: Male
Date of Birth: 9 September 1927
Place of Birth: Auckland, New Zealand
First Known Rank: Bombardier
Occupation before Enlistment: Clerk
Enlistment Address: Auckland, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation: Kayforce
Embarkation Unit: Camp Headquarters Section
Embarkation Date: 10 December 1950
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Vessel: Ormonde
Destination: Pusan, Korea (1 January 1951)
Military Awards: New Zealand Operational Service Medal (NZOSM)
Last Unit Served: Royal New Zealand Artillery, 16 Field Regiment
Place of Death: Korea
Date of Death: 11 February 1951
Age at Death: 23
Year of Death: 1951
Cause of Death: Died of small pox
Cemetery Name: United Nations Cemetery, Pusan, Korea
Memorial Name:
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum, Hall of Memories. Korea, Malaya-Borneo.
  • Takapuna War Memorial, The Strand, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Takapuna War Memorial, (ex RSA Roll, on a boulder), The Strand, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Takapuna Grammar School War Memorial, (Foyer, Library), 210 Lake Road, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand
Obituary: Obituary: New Zealand Herald, 14 February 1951, p. 6.
Biographical Notes:
  • Served with Kayforce 1950-51
  • Remembered on the Takapuna War Memorial, The Strand, Takapuna.
Description of Image:
  • Takapuna War Memorial name panel (photo John Halpin, July 2013)
  • Takapuna War Memorial (photo John Halpin, July 2013)
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum, Hall of Memories. Korea, Malaya-Borneo (taken in April 1999).
  • Hall of Memories WW2, Auckland War Memorial Museum, looking East (taken in April 1999)
  • Takapuna War Memorial, (ex RSA Roll, on a boulder) detail, (photo John Halpin, August 2013)
  • Takapuna War Memorial, (ex RSA Roll, on a boulder), (photo John Halpin, August 2013)
  • Takapuna War Memorial, (ex RSA Roll, on a boulder) Memorial plaque, Korea, Borneo, Malaya, Vietnam (photo John Halpin, August 2013)
  • Takapuna War Memorial, (ex RSA Roll, on a boulder) in situ, (photo John Halpin, August 2013)
  • Detail pane 12, Takapuna Grammar School War Memorial, Foyer (photo John Halpin August 2013)
  • Takapuna Grammar School War Memorial, Foyer (photo John Halpin August 2013)
  • Detail pane 3, Takapuna Grammar School War Memorial, Library (photo John Halpin August 2013)
  • Pane 3, Takapuna Grammar School War Memorial, Library (photo John Halpin August 2013)
  • Takapuna Grammar School War Memorial, Library (photo John Halpin August 2013)
  • Takapuna Grammar School, showing main entrance to the foyer (photo John Halpin September 2013)
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