Major Antony Gibbs

Born1909 Pytte, Clyst St. George
FatherAntony Hubert Gibbs TD (1874 – 1957)
MotherMary Mercy Llewellyn (1875 – 1956)

Life Events

1939Married June Audrey Chichester in St. Mary's, Stoke d'Abernon
1942Birth of son (Antony) Julian Gibbs
1944Birth of daughter Victoria Anne Gibbs
1956Death of mother Mary Mercy Llewellyn
1957Death of father Antony Hubert Gibbs TD

Biography and Notes

2nd son. Baptised 3 December 1909 at Clyst St. George. Educated at Stowe School 1922-26.

Joined Supplementary Reserve of Officers of Coldstream Guards, 1930. In the office of Price Waterhouse & Co. (Accountants) in the City of London, 1931. In the office of H. C. Sevan (Insurance Brokers) in the City of London 1934-39.

Served with the Coldstream Guards during the Second World War. Served with 2nd Bn. Coldstream Guards in France 1939-40. Personal Assistant to Gen. Sir Charles Loyd, G.C.V.O., K.C.B., D.S.O., M.C., who was Chief of the General Staff, Home Forces 1941-42, and A.D.C. to General Lloyd when he became G.O.C. in C. Southern Command 1942-43. Adjutant to 6th Bn. from May 1943 until it was disbanded. Served with 5th Bn. in Guards Armoured Division in France, Belgium, Holland and Germany 1944-45. President Cold- streamers Association, Exeter Branch 1953-63.

On Council of Devon Agricultural Society 1950-63; Vice-President of the Royal Bath & West Agricultural Society; A Trustee of St. Michael's Home, Cheddar, until it became a Cheshire Home; On Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital Management Committee from 1952 until it was disbanded. A member of the Committee of The Royal School for the Deaf in Exeter 1950-63.

Portraits: Pastel by Shirley Fox of Bath, 1916; Pastel by H. M. Heaton; Watercolour by Lambert of Bath. Pastel of Antony Hubert Gibbs by H. M. Heaton and Pastel of Mary Mercy Gibbs, by H. M. Heaton. (all last in his possession). Portrait by John Shirley-Fox RBA (1860-1939) aged six and a half in possession of his son Antony Julian Gibbs.