|Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)||57282||9th Battalion|
Photo courtesy Jean Self
Photos courtesy Hazel McLaughlin
Charles, born in 1881, worked as a gardener, as did his father. He married Tamar Ann Taylor in 1908 and died in 1963 aged eighty-two. He enlisted in July 1916 and probably joined his battalion in late 1916 on the Somme.
Charles's father , Stephen Self, Sr (1855-1957), had three sons listed on the First World War 'Roll of Honour' inside Crich Parish Church: Charles Self (1881-1963); Joseph Self (1889-1984); and Stephen Self, Jr (1891-1932). Charles's father moved to Crich from Suffolk as a young man during the 1870s and for thirty years, until 190,3 worked as a gardener at Chase Cliffe. He then worked as a gardener for Mrs Shore Nightingale at Lea Hurst, and later as a roadman for Belper Rural District Council. The Self family were particularly notable for their longevity. Stephen Self, Sr passed away at Crich in 1957, aged 102. Of his twelve children, a son and three daughters passed the age of 90, and two of the daughters – Emma and Ellen (Nellie) – lived to 105 and 104, respectively. Also notable for longevity are Stephen Senior's older sister, Maria Daniel (passed away in Surrey in 1954, aged 100); their father, Charles Self (passed away in Suffolk in 1917, aged 93); and their grandfather, Stephen Self (passed away in Suffolk in 1875, aged 97). Charles Self passed away at Chesterfield in 1963, aged 82.
Stephen Self Senior (1855–1957)
Medal Roll Index
He was awarded the Victory and British War medals.
1901: Crich Carr
|Mary Ann||Self||daughter||18||Hosiery mending room||Crich Carr|
|Emma||Self||daughter||16||Hosiery mending room||Crich Carr|
|Samuel||Self||son||13||Fish dealer||Crich Carr|
RG13 piece 3231 folio 47 page 13
1911: Chatsworth Road, Brampton
RG14PN21100 RG78PN1257 RD438 SD2 ED21 SN135