Lt Commander Robert Claud Gibbs

Born1895 Waltair, India
FatherRobert Tyndall Gibbs (1865 – 1942)
MotherEmily Fraser Handcock (864 – 1947)

Life Events

1930Married Walda Gruhn in St. Paul's, Berlin
1932Birth of daughter Iris Walda Gibbs
1932Death of daughter Iris Walda Gibbs
1934Birth of son Terence Claud Gibbs
1936Birth of son John Francis Gibbs
1938Birth of daughter Jacqueline Sylvia Gibbs
1939Birth of daughter Iris Emily Gibbs
1942Death of father Robert Tyndall Gibbs
1947Death of mother Emily Fraser Handcock

Biography and Notes

Lt. Commander Royal Navy (ret.) Only child. Baptised at Waltair 6 May 1895. Educated at the Royal Naval College, Osborne, 1908-10 and Royal Naval College, Dartmouth 1910-12. Cremated at West Norwood, Surrey.

Midshipman in the Royal Navy 1913; Sub- Lieut. 1915; Lieutenant 30 April 1917; Retired 1921; obtained rank of Lieut. Commander 30 April 1926. Served throughout the Great War (on HMS's Thunderer and Empress of India at Scapa Flow, Sloop Iris at Queenstown and in submarines in the North Sea), and was awarded the 1914 Star, British War medal, and Allies (Victory) medal. In employ of Minerals Separation Co. London and of allied firms on the Continent 1921-9; in Dorr Oliver Co. Ltd., Sales Engineers, London, from 1929. He and his wife lived from 1931 at Ash Cottage, Garrard Road, Banstead. Associate Member of Institute of Mechanical Engineers 1932. During World War II 1939-45 at Admiralty Offices in Glasgow and London.