image from 1916 Suffolk Chronicle and Mercury newspaper.


Born: 1891, Aldeburgh, Suffolk.

Died: 3rd July 1916; age 25; KiA.

Residence: 407, Bramford Road, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 30th May 1915 – France.


Rank: Lance Corporal; Service Number: 12410

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 7th Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Memorial Reference:

Pier & Face 1C & 2A.

Thiepval Memorial,








1891   Marsh Lane, Aldeburgh, Suffolk.


Alfred was 2 months old and living with his mother, step brother, brother and maternal uncle & aunt.

Alice Elizabeth Self (nee Hines), 23, born Saxmundham, Suffolk.

John Thomas Self, 21, born Aldeburgh.

Frederick William Self, 1, born Aldeburgh.

James Hines, 25, born Saxmundham.

Agnes Honor Hines, 15, born Sternfield, Suffolk.


1901   20, Riverside Road, Ipswich.


Alfred was 10 years old and living with his mother, step brother, brother, step siblings & paternal cousin. (Frederick & Alfred’s mother & step brother were now a couple with their own children).

John, 31, a Chemical Manure Labourer.

Elizabeth, 32.

Frederick, 11.

Robert Farrington Self, 7, born Ipswich.

Emma Agnes Self, 3, born Ipswich.

Arthur John Self, 7 months, born Ipswich.

William Thomas Self, 17, a Steel Cutter – Stay Factory, born Aldeburgh.


1911   407, Bramford Road, Ipswich.


Alfred was 20 years old, a Chemical Manure Labourer. He was living with his mother, step brother, & step siblings.

John, 41, a Chemical Manure Labourer.

Elizabeth, 42.

Frederick, 21, a House Painter.

Emma, 13.

Arthur, 10.

Alice May Self, 8, born Ipswich.

Wilfred Frank Self, 6, born Ipswich.

George Henry Self, 2, born Ipswich.


Alfred’s father was Thomas Butcher Self, born 1838, Aldeburgh, Suffolk – died May 1892, Suffolk. A Mariner.


Soldiers’ Effects to Alice E. Self – mother.


Suffolk Regiment, 7th Battalion:

Suffolk Regiment Battalion movements

Suffolk Regiment website

Friends of The Suffolk Regiment


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