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Herbert Charles Ludbrook was born in Ballarat and was an Undertaker by trade when he enlisted in the 6th Field Ambulance on 26 March 1915 at the age of 26. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A31 Ajana on 4 June 1915.
On January 26th 1917 he was wounded, sustaining a gunshot wound to his right thigh, and evacuated to the 2nd Birmingham War Hospital in England. He was able to rejoin his unit in July 1917 after six months of recovery. In January 1918, whilst on leave in London, he was admitted to hospital suffering from a hernia. While in hospital he was diagnosed with tachycardia and it was decided he should return to Australia. He subsequently returned home on the Suevic, disembarking at Melbourne on June 7th 1918.
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