Colonel John Evelyn Gibbs MC

Born1879 16 Hyde Park Gardens, London
Died1932 Estcourt Grange, 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
1919Married Helena Frances Augusta Cambridge in St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle

Biography and Notes

Baptised 28 January 1880 at St. Michael's, Paddington. Educated at Eton College, 1892-7 and Royal Military college, Sandhurst, 1898-9. Died at Estcourt Grange, Gloucestershire, 11th and buried 13th October at Shipton Moyne, Glos. Memorial there.

2nd Lieut. Coldstream Guards, January 1900. Lieut. November 1901. Served in the South African (Boer) War in operations in Cape Colony July 1901 to May 1902, and was awarded the Queen's medal with three clasps. Adjutant 3rd Battalion Coldstream Gds., Ap. 1904-Ap. 1907. Aide-de-Camp to the Viceroy of India (Earl of Minto) Sep. 1907-June 1910. Captain January 1910.

Acting A.D.C. to Field Marshal Lord Kitchener at the Coronation of King George V, 1911.

In the Great War he served in France and Belgium in 1914. Captured at Gheluvelt 29 October 1914, he was kept a prisoner of war at Stralsund, Heidelburg, Holzminden, Freiberg, etc., in Germany, was transferred to and interned in Holland, Feb., 1918, and was released 12 Jan. 1919. Awarded Military Cross 1920, 1914 Star, British War Medal, Allies' (Victory) Medal. Major 1915, Lieut. Colonel Ap. 1919, Col. Oct. 1924. Commanded 1st Battalion Coldstream Gds., 1920-21. Commanded 129th (S. Wessex) Infantry Brigade (Territorial) 1928-30. In command of Coldstream Guards Regt. and Regtl. District from Aug. 1930.

Lived from 1927 at Estcourt Grange, Tetbury, Glos. Portrait of himself (as a Russian) and one of his wife (with four dogs) last in possession of David Evelyn Gibbs.