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Charles C. Ladner

Private

23rd Battalion

Killed In Action (KIA) Killed In Action

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Populus Simonii
  • Planted By: E. Comrie
  • Plaque: 1398

Additional Info

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Biography

Charles Curnow Ladner was born in Ballarat and enlisted from Ballarat East on 8th June 1915. He was 40 years old, married and a brick maker. He was allocated to the 23rd Infantry Battalion, with Regimental No. 5131. He was wounded in action in front of the trenches, but before he could be rescued the Germans conducted a raid and took Private Ladner captive. He died of wounds while a POW on 20th March 1917, and is buried, in Sauchy-Lestree Communal Cemetery, France.
Tree No. 1398

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour