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.