Lieut. Noel Martin Gibbs

Born1884 Barrow Court
Died1916 Killed in action in the Great War
FatherHenry Martin Gibbs (1850 – 1928)
MotherEmily Anna Otter (1854 – 1928)

Life Events


Biography and Notes

Baptised 1 January 1885 at Barrow Gurney. Educated at Eton College 1898-9 (Miss Evans' house)' Radley College 1899-1902.

Died unmarried, being killed in the Great War on the the bank of the river Ruhu near Kahe in German East Africa and was buried next day near Kahe Ry. Station, and re-buried after the War in the cemetery at Moschi in that country.

Memorial Inscriptions in Barrow Gurney Churchyard, Barrow Court chapel. Eton College War Memorial and Muthaiga War Memorial in British East Africa. Will proved in East Africa.

2nd Lieut. 4th Bn. (Militia Bn.), The Prince Albert's Somerset Light Infantry, Sep. 1902; Lieut., October 1903. Resigned April 1908. Went to British East Africa first in 1906; farmed there (successively at N. Tabibbi, Naivasha, and Nakuru) till his death. In the Great War enlisted in the East African Mounted Rifles, September 1914, and was in operations near Kisi on Lake Victoria and near Mt. Kilimanjaro, in German E. Africa. Recommended for a commission. 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Allies' (Victory) Medal—issued to his father.

Portraits: by F. Crawley-Boevey (1894); by Ogilvie; and a min.; all three last in possession of Martin Antony Gibbs.