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  • Photograph was published in the Nottingham Evening Post on 5th March 1915 is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
Person Details
Shelton Nottinghamshire
Fred was born in 1888 at Shelton and was the youngest son of John Isaac a shepherd and the late Mary Sentence née Horton of Shelton. His father John Isaac was born in 1837 in Barrowby, Lincolnshire and his mother Mary Horton was born in 1840 in Norwell Woodhouse, Notts. They were married in 1857; their marriage was recorded in the Newark Registration area. They went on to have a very large family of 16 children however 3 sadly died in infancy or childhood; the following children have been found listed on the census between 1871 and 1891: William b1861 Norwell, Mary b1867 Ossington, John b1870 Ossington, Harry b1873 Ossington, Walton b1875 Sutton on Trent, Joseph b1880 Sutton on Trent, Samuel 1880 Sutton on Trent, Mabel b1882 Hawton, Robert b1884 Hawton, Arthur b1887 Shelton, and Fred b1888 Shelton. In the 1901 census he is living in Village Street, Shelton with his grandparents John a shepherd and Mary Sentence and his uncles Samuel and Robert and his aunt Mabel. In the 1911 census he is shown as being 24 yrs of age , a serving soldier with the 1st battalion Sherwood Foresters in barracks in India. In the same 1911 census his parents are living at Shelton, and are shown as John Isaac Sentence 73 years an old age pensioner, he is living with his wife Mary 71 yrs and their son Robert 27 yrs a farm labourer. His mother Mary died in 1911 aged 72 yrs and his father John died in 1915 aged 78 yrs , they deaths are both recorded in the Newark Registration area.
31 Mar 1915
277304 - CWGC Website
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Enlisted in Newark-on-Trent
Corporal
  • MD MD Mentioned in Despatches
2nd Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Acting Sergeant Fred Sentance, enlisted in Newark and was a career soldier - he was in the 1st battalion Sherwood Foresters Regiment in India in 1911 and was serving with the 2nd Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire) Regiment, was mentioned in despatches, news of which was printed on 5th March 1915 in the Nottingham Evening Post. He had served on the Western Front since landing as a reinforcement to the 2nd Battalion on 10th October 1914. He died of wounds at No. 18 Field Ambulance, Armentieres, on 31st March 1915 and is buried in Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres, Nord, France.
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  • Photograph was published in the Nottingham Evening Post on 5th March 1915 is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    Fred Sentance - Photograph was published in the Nottingham Evening Post on 5th March 1915 is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918