838415 Pte. Charles Oliver Sensabaugh, DCM was born in Wiarton, Ontario, on February 17th, 1891, second child of six to Charles and Mary (née Schwartz) Sensabaugh. He was a sailor by trade when he attested into the 147th Battalion in Owen Sound in December 1915.

Taken on strength of the 4th CMR on September 9th, 1917, Oliver distinguished himself during the "Pursuit to Mos" by subsequently being awarded the DCM. The citation reads:

For conspicuous gallantry on 2nd November, 1918, near Valenciennes. In charge of a party of snipers he crossed the Escaut Canal on a special reconnaissance. After advancing 2,000 yards, they came up to a machine gun post. He distributed his party, and crawling through a cemetery, got to within 75 yards of it and shot the No. 1. He then rushed the gun, and captured the remainder of the crew."

Oliver survived the war, was struck off strength from the 4th CMR on April 11th, 1919, and subsequently married Cora Mildred Jones on 24th January 1923 in Grey, Ontario. The couple had two children. Charles passed away on 20th May 1975, aged 84.

Biography credit and thanks to George Auer, with additonal details from 4cmr.com

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