Guy Melville Gibbs

Born1889 16 Hyde Park Gardens, Paddington
FatherHenry Martin Gibbs (1850 – 1928)
MotherEmily Anna Otter (1854 – 1928)

Life Events

1914Married Margaret Olivia St. John in Barrow Gurney
1915Birth of daughter Ann Patricia Gibbs
1917Birth of son Col. Sir Martin St. John Valentine Gibbs CB, DSO, RD, JP
1919Birth of daughter Ursula Mary Gibbs
1921Birth of son F.Marshal Sir Roland Christopher Gibbs GCB, CBE, DSO
1928Death of father Henry Martin Gibbs
1928Death of mother Emily Anna Otter

Biography and Notes

5th son of Henry Martin Gibbs of Barrow Court. Baptised 28 December 1889 at St. Michael's, Paddington. Educated at Eton College 1902-8 ad at Cirencester Agricultural College 1909-10.

He qualified as an Associate of the Surveyors' Institution, 1910, and was learning land agency, 1911-12. A clerk in Vivian Gray & Co., stockbrokers, in the City of London, 1912-14; member of the London Stock Exchange from 1914.

After the Great War he rejoined Vivian Gray & Co., but from 1919-23 his home was at Gatwicke Hall, Barrow Gurney, where he was working his father's Home Farm on his own account. Partner in Vivian Gray & Co. from 1922. 2nd Lieut., North Somerset Yeomanry, Jan. 1910; Lieut., Aug. 1914; Capt. May 1915. Territorial Decoration, 1920. Retired from Territ. Army, 1928. Served 1914-18 in the Great War in France and Belgium (1914 Star, British War Medal, and Allies' (Victory) Medal). Served in North Somerset Yeomanry in the Second World War.

A Trustee of St. Michael's Home, Cheddar from 1918. Resided at 7 Tite Street, Chelsea, 1923-25; The Hyde, Hatfield, Herts, 1925-27; Chestnut Farm, Acton Turville, Glos., 1927-28; from 1928 at Ruckley, Easton Grey, Malmesbury; after the war at The Cottage, Badminton and finally at Park Leaze, Ewen, Cirencester.

Portrait as a boy by F. Crawley-Boevey at Sheldon Manor in possession of Martin Gibbs and another in uniform by Ogilvie with his son Martin St. John Valentine Gibbs, together with a portrait of Margaret Olivia by L. Trapp last in possession of his son Martin St. John Valentine Gibbs.