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Robert "Bob" Self (1896-1968)

Bob and Jack shared an interest in cycling, and both worked as cycle mechanics in Hobart.
As a 19 year old, Bob enlisted in April 1915. He saw action at Gallipoli, but was evacuated with rheumatism when the winter hit hard. He recovered in time to move to the Western Front, and took part in the battles for Pozieres. A knee injury in 1916 saw him evacuated to England, but he returned to the Somme during April 1918.
After the war Bob resumed his work as a mechanic, and he pursued his love of cycling. Bob and Winifred Self had three children.

Cycling became hugely popular in Tasmania, with the introduction of pneumatic bike tyres in the 1890s.  Cycling clubs were founded in Launceston and Hobart, and the annual Launceston-to-Hobart event established.  Bob Self was a keen cyclist and supporter of the sport in Tasmania.
Cycling became hugely popular in Tasmania, with the introduction of pneumatic bike tyres in the 1890s. Cycling clubs were founded in Launceston and Hobart, and the annual Launceston-to-Hobart event established. Bob Self was a keen cyclist and supporter of the sport in Tasmania.

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