Hugo Kauler

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Hugo Kauler

Hugo Eduard Kauler (2 October 1893 – 22 September 1942) was an Estonian General.

Kauler was born in Väinjärve in Estonia. He became a lieutenant in the artillery during the Estonian War of Independence and was named commander of the 1st Artillery Battalion on 28 December 1918. Between 1924 and 1928 and again between 1930 and 1939 he was the inspector of the artillery. He was promoted to Major-General in 1939. Following the Soviet occupation of Estonia, he was transferred to the Red Army and became the commanding officer of the artillery of the 182nd Rifle Division, part of the 27th Army. He was arrested in 1941 and executed by Soviet authorities in 1942.[1][2]

He was awarded the Cross of Liberty for Military Leadership (Second class) in 1921.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Hugo Eduard Kauler". Estonian War Museum. Retrieved 16 March 2017.
  2. ^ "THE FATE OF THE ESTONIAN GENERALS (IN ACTIVE SERVICE IN 1940)" (PDF). Estonian Institute of Historical Memory. Retrieved 16 March 2017.

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