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.
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