Raymond Kenneth Gibbs

Born1901 Aldenham Vicarage
Died1982 Motor accident
FatherVen. Archdeacon Kenneth Francis Gibbs (1856 – 1935)
MotherMabel Alice Barnett (1874 – 1953)

Life Events

1935Death of father Ven. Archdeacon Kenneth Francis Gibbs
1941Married Kathleen Carnegie in Westminster Abbey
1953Death of mother Mabel Alice Barnett

Biography and Notes

3rd son. Baptised 27 October 1901 at Aldenham. Educated at Winchester College 1914-20. Matric: Oxford (Christ Church) 1920.

2nd Lieut. Herts. Regiment (Territorial) May 1923; Lieut. May 1925. Left Regiment and joined Reserve of Officers (TA), Reg. list Class 1, August 1926. In Barclays Bank, Ltd. from 1924; London 1924; Cambridge 1925; Birmingham from July 1927. Local junior Director Birmingham 1931-1934. Local Director Leicester 1935; Local Director Nottingham 1950 in addition to Leicester, and subsequently Sheffield, the whole ultimately being amalgamated under Nottingham, where he was Senior Local Director until retirement in 1961.

In Second World War he was called up from the Reserve of Officers (TA) as Captain. Staff Capt. to 162 inf. Bde; Passed Staff College War Court 1939. Temp. Major 1941, DAAG. War Office. Lt. Col. 1944, GSO. 1 SHAEF.

A member of 'Nobody's Friends' from 1954. Lived at The Old Rectory, Teigh, Oakland, Rutland and from 1973 at The Manor House, Yatton Keynell, Nr. Chippenham, Wilts. From 1981 until his death at 15 Silver Street, Tetbury, Glos.

Portrait: Pastel by Mrs Blakeney Ward in possession of his brother Andrew Antony.