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Full Name: Edward Michael Noel McLaughlin
Rank Last Held: Sergeant
Forename(s): Edward Michael Noel
Surname: McLaughlin
War: Korean War, 1950-1953
Date of Birth: 25 December 1920
Place of Birth: Wellington, New Zealand
Occupation before Enlistment: Clerk
Enlistment Address: Wellington, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation: Kayforce
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: 30 November 1954
Age at Death: 33
Year of Death: 1954
Cause of Death: Died of natural causes
Cemetery Name: United Nations Cemetery, Pusan, Korea
Memorial Name: Auckland War Memorial Museum, Hall of Memories. Korea, Malaya-Borneo.
Biographical Notes: Served with Kayforce 1952-54 Sergeant McLaughlin's son, Mr Murray Manson of Gyremouth, received the New Zealand Operational Service Medal on his behalf from the Prime Minister and the Minister of Defence at a presentation at the Auckland War Memorial Museum on Thursday 27 November 2003
Description of Image:
  • 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)
Further References:
  • Ian McGibbon, New Zealand and the Korean War, Volume II: Combat Operations, Oxford University Press, Auckland, 1996, pp. 372, 407.
  • New Zealand in the Korean War. NZHistory online. URL: http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/war/korean-war
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