Dame Anstice Rosa Gibbs DCVO, CBE

Born1905 Aldenham Vicarage
FatherVen. Archdeacon Kenneth Francis Gibbs (1856 – 1935)
MotherMabel Alice Barnett (1874 – 1953)

Life Events

1935Death of father Ven. Archdeacon Kenneth Francis Gibbs
1953Death of mother Mabel Alice Barnett

Biography and Notes

Elder twin with Bernard Vicary. Baptised 11 January 1905 at Aldenham. Buried at St. Nicholas, Wasing. Berks. 13 February 1978.

Chief Commissioner and Chairman Girl Guides' Association (British Commonwealth) 1956-66. Worked with Girl Guides from 1922. In the United Kingdom she served as a Guider, Commissioner and Camp Adviser and a Trainer and in 1945 she was awarded the Girl Guides Association's highest award, the Silver Fish, for exceptional service to the Movement. Deputy Chief Commissioner, 1954; Member of the Committee of World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, 1952-66; Vice-Chairman 1954-60. Chairman of the Hostess Country's Planning Committee for the 22nd World Conference of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, held in the United Kingdom in 1975. Member of the Council of the Victoria League for 10 years until she became Deputy President.

During 1948/49 and 1950/51 she was Lady-in-Waiting to her old friend Countess Alexander of Tunis when Earl Alexander of Tunis was Governor-General of Canada.