Lieut. Colonel William Gibbs CVO

Born1877 16 Hyde Park Gardens, Paddington
Died1963 Severalls, Hatherop, Gloucestershire
FatherAntony Gibbs of Tyntesfield (1841 – 1907)
MotherJanet Louisa Merrivale (1850 – 1909)

Life Events

1907Death of father Antony Gibbs of Tyntesfield
1909Death of mother Janet Louisa Merrivale
1911Married Ruby Mabelle Brassey in St. Paul's Knightsbridge, Westminster
1914Birth of daughter Diana Anstice Williamina Gibbs
1920Birth of daughter Marigold Ruby Gibbs
1955Death of daughter Diana Anstice Williamina Gibbs

Biography and Notes

7th Hussars. 3rd son of Antony Gibbs of Tyntesfield. Baptised at St. Michael's, Paddington. Educated at Eton College 1891-6; matric. Oxford (Magdalen College) 1896; 3rd class law and BA 1899.

2nd Lieut. 7th Hussars, February, and Lieut., November 1900. In the South African (Boer) War, served 1901-2 with 7th Hussars in operations in Cape Colony, Orange River Colony and Transvaal; awarded Queen's Medal, with five clasps. Captain, Ap. 1907. Seconded to be Brigade Major of Eastern Mounted Brigade (Territorial) March 1913-March 1916. In the Great War, served in Gallipoli (Anzac) October-December 1915: in Egypt December 1915-October 1916 (Staff Officer, Western Defence Force; Brigade Major, Coastal Area): in France, October-December 1917, as Major, 12th Battalion Yorkshire Regt.; in Mesopotamia Ap. 1918-Ap. 1919 with 7th Hussars and in command of them from September 1918. Wounded at Shergat, nr. Mosul, 28 October 1918. Awarded 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Allies' (Victory) War Medal: Croix de Guerre (avec palme): mentioned twice in despatches (1916 and 1919). Lieut.-Colonel 1919, and in the Regular Army Reserve of Officers from 1920. One of the Exons of the King's Bodyguard of Yeomen of the Guard from 1926.

Portrait: In Yeoman of the Guard's Uniform last in possn. of his wife Ruby Mable Brassey.