Born in New Leake, Charles was just 18 years old when he died. He was the son of William and Sarah Sentance of Grange Cottage, Alford Road, Mablethorpe and the brother of George who is also named on the memorial. Further information can be found at:
After enlisting at Louth, Charles found himself drafted into the Lincolnshire Regiment. His regimental number was 13562. It is thought Charles went overseas with the Regiment. Having been unable to establish which battalion Charles served with, it has been impossible to ascertain when he embarked overseas and when and where he received his wounds. What is certain, Charles was returned to England, to Sunderland War Hospital, in order that he may recover from those wounds. At this time he was transferred from the Lincolnshire Regiment and taken onto the strength of the 3rd Reserve Training Battalion of the Notts & Derby Regiment. This was a holding battalion used for the training of recruits and holding on its strength soldiers that were convalescing. It was stationed in the Sunderland area. Sadly, Charles did not recover, and he died from his wounds on the 8th January 1917. The Sunderland War Hospital was situate in the Highfield Hospital and, at one time, was the old workhouse. It contained 500 beds.