Biography and Notes
Baptised at St. Michael's, Paddington 13 January 1905.
Committee Member of British Seamen's Boys' Home, Brixham, 1926-75. Made a Patron on retirement July 1975. British Red Cross Society: Mobile member V.A. Detachment Devon 14,1929; Section Leader 1932; Corporal 1941. Called up Nov. 1939 and appointed V.A.D. in charge of Camp Reception Station at Tiverton. Nursed in Military Hospitals in the Southern Command at Bath, Moreton-Hampstead and Shaftesbury, and in various Camp Reception Stations, including Plymouth. Posted to 96th (Br.) General Hospital, Belgium 1945. (Demobilised Aug. 1945). Appointed B.R.C.S. Divisional Director (East Devon) 1952-66; Divisional President 1967-74. Awarded V.M.S. Medal 1944, Class III Certificate of Honour Dec. 1966, Class II Certificate of Honour July 1974. Army War Service Medal. Defence Medal.
Devon Girl Guides, 1921-39. Brown Owl Clyst St. George Brownie Pack 1924-27. Lieut, then Captain 1st Clyst St. George Guide Co. 1925-39. District Commissioner 1937-39. Trefoil Guild (Topsham & District) 1960. Chairman 1965 and President 1970.
Boy Scouts Assn. 1926-39. Cubmaster Wolf Cub Pack 1st Clyst St. George 1926-30. Cubmaster Wolf Cub Pack 1st Clyst St. Mary 1928-30. Group Scoutmaster 1st Clyst St. George Troop 1929-39.
Royal West of England Deaf School, Exeter Ladies Committee 1950-53. Manager of (Home Office) Approved School for Senior boys, Farringdon House, Northbrook School 1945-75. School Manager, St. Margaret's School, Exeter (Woodward School) 1960-75. Clyst St. George (Church) Primary School (Lady Seaward's School) 1957. Devon Federation of Women's Institutes. Founder member of Clyst St. George & Ebford W.I. 1932. President 1950-51. Served on Devon County Federation Committee for 3 years; Hon. Secretary Drama Sub-Committee.
Drama Producer for Woodbury & District Young Farmers Clubs 1950-57; Drama producer for Clyst St. Mary and District Young Conservatives 1952-59. Member of Trustees for Devon County War (1914-18) Memorial Trust I960; Devon Nursing Association Trust I960; Founder Member of Committee of Clyst St. George & Ebford Parish Hall. Built 1930. Royal British Legion Poppyday seller
1929; Organiser for Clyst St. George & Ebford 1957-72. Badge of Honour for Service 1976. Member of Parochial Church Council, Clyst St. George Church 1950; Sidesman 1978. Devon Prisoners' Aid Committee 1950-60.
Enjoyed a trip by sea to Canada, June & July 1938, travelled from coast to coast with (cousin) Anstice Bennett whose mother was Albinia Gibbs.
Portrait as a child in pastel by H. M. Heaton (pair to same of brother, Evan Llewellyn Gibbs), last in possession of Lt. Col. Peter Evan Wyldbore Gibbs.