Robert Tyndall Gibbs

Born1865 The Parsonage, Clifton Hampden
FatherRev. John Lomax Gibbs (1832 – 1914)
MotherIsabel Marianne Bright (1835 – 1920)

Life Events

1893Married Emily Fraser Handcock in Waltair, nr. Vizagapatam, India
1895Birth of son Lt Commander Robert Claud Gibbs
1914Death of father Rev. John Lomax Gibbs
1920Death of mother Isabel Marianne Bright

Biography and Notes

2nd son of Rev. John Lomax Gibbs. Baptised 13 June 1865 in the church at Clifton Hampden. Educated at Winchester College and at a Tutor's in Cornwall 1979-83, and at the Royal Indian Engineering College, Cooper's Hill, Englefield Green, 1883-6. Buried at Leamington Spa.

In the Indian Telegraph Service (in Burmah 1886-7 in India 1888-1914); a director thereof 1910-14. Retired to England 1914. Sometime Captain in Madras Volunteer Guards. In the Great War was in London attached to the Intelligence Staff of War Office 1915-19 as a Censor of Telegraphs with the rank of temp. Lieut. May 1915, temp. Capt. Ap. 1919. Assistant Treasurer and lay Canon of Southwark Cathedral 1925-30. Lived from 1925 at 7 Prince of Wales Terrace, Kensington.

Pastel portrait by Havell.