Lionel Cyril Gibbs

Born1893 Barrow Court
FatherHenry Martin Gibbs (1850 – 1928)
MotherEmily Anna Otter (1854 – 1928)

Life Events

1927Birth of son Rothesay Timothy Gibbs
1928Death of father Henry Martin Gibbs
1928Death of mother Emily Anna Otter
1929Birth of son Nicholas Albany Gibbs
1933Married Elizabeth Sonia Snagge
?Married Mary Charlesworth

Biography and Notes

7th son of Henry Martin Gibbs of Barrow Court. Baptised 26 February 1893 at Barrow Gurney. Educated at Eton College, 1906-12; matric. Oxford (Christ Church) October 1912.

Master of the Beagles at Eton in 1912 and at Christ Ch. Oxford, 1913. 2nd Lieut., North Somerset Yeomanry (Territ.) November 1912; Lieut. 1917; retired 1919. In the Great War served in France and Belgium October 1914 to May 1915; lost his left arm as the result of wound suffered at Ypres on 13 May 1915; Aide-de-Camp May to November 1918 to Major General Gorringe commanding 47th Divn. in France. Despatches 14 January 1915. 1914 Star. British War medal. Allies (Victory) medal.

Farming in Kenya from 1920 to 1929. Founded Kenya Coffee Co. in London 1921. A Trustee of St. Michael's Home in Cheddar. Portrait: min. by Gertrude Thomson last in possession of Rothesay Timothy Gibbs.