Charles Sargeant Jagger studied at the Royal College of Art. He joined the Artists’ Rifles during the First World War and was awarded the Military Cross. Jagger was given a seat on the British War Memorials Committee and produced a number of memorial sculptures. The Sentry stands in the Britannia Hotel (formally Watts Warehouse), Manchester. Stephen Courtauld bought a reduced copy of the statue in 1924, from which this cast was made in 1999.