Biography and Notes
6th son of Henry Martin Gibbs. Baptised 4 August 1891 at Barrow Gurney. Educated at Eton College, 1904-9; matric. Oxford (Magdalen College) October 1910.
Entered Antony Gibbs & Sons, 1912; joined Gibbs & Co., Chile, 1914, but returned on outbreak of the Great War. Re-entered A. Gibbs & Sons, 1919, and joined Gibbs, Bright & Co., Australia in the same year; resigned in 1923. Partner from 1928 in Lamb & Gold, stockjobbers in the City of London. 2nd Lieut. North Somerset Yeomanry (Territ.), Oct. 1912; Lieut., 1915; Captain, 1916; Retired, 1919. In the Great War served in France with N. Som. Yeo., Sept. 1914 to May 1915; and August 1916 to April 1918; and with the 7th Dragoon Guards, April 1918, till end of the War. Despatches, 14 January 1915; 1914 Star, British War Medal, Allies' (Victory) Medal. He was a Trustee of St. Michael's Home, in Cheddar, and Treasurer of St. Peter's Home, Kilburn. In the Second World War he was a Lt. Col. in the Military Police in India.
Residences: Bush Hall, Hatfield, Herts., 1924-28; Benhay, Little Gaddesden, Herts., from 1928; later at Church Farm, South Marston and The Manor House at Woodmancote.
Portraits: by G. Anderson (1900); by Ogilvie (1915); by F. Crawley-Boevey at Sheldon Manor last in possession Martin A. Gibbs; and a min. by Miss Hall; all four were in possn. of his brother William in 1932.