Major Martin Antony Gibbs DL, JP

Born1916 6 Evelyn Gardens, Kensington
FatherLieut. Colonel William Otter Gibbs (1883 – 1960)
MotherJanet Blanche Gibbs (1887 – 1974)

Life Events

1947Married Elsie Margaret Mary Dalrymple in St. James, Spanish Place, London
1947Birth of son Antony William Hew Gibbs
1949Birth of daughter Mary Blanche Gibbs
1951Birth of daughter Anstice Bridget Gibbs
1952Birth of daughter Cecily Ann Albinia Gibbs
1955Birth of daughter Katharine Rose Gibbs
1957Birth of daughter Julian Margaret Gibbs
1960Death of father Lieut. Colonel William Otter Gibbs
1974Death of mother Janet Blanche Gibbs

Biography and Notes

Major Coldstream Guards (retired 1952). Baptised 6 April 1916 at Barrow Gurney. Educated at Eton College, 1929-34, RMC Sandhurst, 1934-35.

Lived until 1923 at Sheldon Manor, Chippenham, Wilts. At A. C. Huson's House at Eton. Whipper-in to Eton College Beagles.

1936 Lieutenant, Coldstream Guards. In Second World War, Long Range Desert Group, Western Desert of Egypt 1940-41. Taken Prisoner of War at Tobruk (1942), escaped, and recaptured. Captain 1944. H.Q. 201 Guards Brigade 1945. Major 1949; Retired 1953. Colonel Commandant of Wiltshire Army
Cadet Force.

Justice of the Peace, Wiltshire 1966; High Sheriff, Wilts., 1974; Deputy Lieutenant, Wilts., 1977; Member Calne and Chippenham Rural District Council, 1956-77.

Sheldon Manor house and gardens open to the public since 1977.

Portraits: Water colour by Miss Keyes 1922; oil by E. Board 1930, last in his possn.