Charles Self (1881–1963)


Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) 57282 9th Battalion

Photo courtesy Jean Self

Charles Self in WW1

Studio photograph of Charles Self in WW1

Photos courtesy Hazel McLaughlin

Charles Self in the 1930s

Charles c 1930s

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 Self and his father Stephen

Charles with his father Stephen

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

Stephen Self Senior (1855–1957)

Medal Roll Index
He was awarded the Victory and British War medals.

Charles Self had two brothers Joseph Self and Stephen Self who are also on the Roll of Honour.


1901: Crich Carr

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Stephen Self Head 47 Gardener, domestic Suffolk
Sarah Self wife 42   Crich
Charles Self son 20   Crich Carr
Mary Ann Self daughter 18 Hosiery mending room Crich Carr
Emma Self daughter 16 Hosiery mending room Crich Carr
John Self son 15 Labourer Crich Carr
Samuel Self son 13 Fish dealer Crich Carr
Joseph Self son 12 School Crich Carr
Harriet Self daughter 11 School Crich Carr
Stephen Self son 9 School Crich Carr
Elizabeth Self daughter 7 School Crich Carr
Ellen Self daughter 6 School Crich Carr

RG13 piece 3231 folio 47 page 13

1911: Chatsworth Road, Brampton

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Charles Self Head 30 Gardener Crich
Tamar Ann Self wife 28   Crich
Thomas Albert Self son 1   Chesterfield

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