Biography and Notes
3rd son of Henry Martin Gibbs of Barrow Court. Baptised 25 December 1885 at Barrow Gurney. Educated at Eton College 1899-1904; matric. Oxford (Magdalen College) October 1906; BA 1909, MA 1921. A pupil of Budd Johnson & Jecks, Solicitors in City of London 1909-11. A student at Wells Theological College 1911-12 and at Farnham Theological College 1912.
Deacon 1913; Priest 1914 (Southwark); Curate of Lambeth 1913-16 and 1919-20; Rector of Walkern, Herts, from 1922. In the Great War was a Chaplain to the Military Forces 1916-19 (in France, Spring to Nov. 1916 and Oct. 1917 to Oct. 1918; in North Russia two months in the summer of 1919). Wounded twice (16 Nov. 1916, near Beaumont Hamel; in Oct. 1918, near Caudry). Military Cross and bar to the same (both earned in 1918). British War Medal, Allies (Victory) Medal. Hon. Chaplain to the Forces 1921.
Portraits: by F. Crawley-Boevey (1895); by Ogilvie (1916); and a miniature (artist unknown); (last 2 in possession of his son Major Henry Francis Gibbs).