Ralph Crawley Boevey Gibbs

Born1891 Barrow Court
FatherHenry Martin Gibbs (1850 – 1928)
MotherEmily Anna Otter (1854 – 1928)

Life Events

1919Birth of daughter Mary Elizabeth Gibbs
1921Birth of son Captain Peter Houldsworth Gibbs
1924Birth of daughter Jane Gibbs
1927Birth of daughter Susan Gibbs
1928Death of father Henry Martin Gibbs
1928Death of mother Emily Anna Otter
1931Birth of son Rev. William Gilbert Gibbs
1951Married Dorothy Elizabeth Houldsworth in St. Saviour's, Walton Street, Chelsea, London
1951Death of wife Dorothy Elizabeth Houldsworth

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.