Col. Sir Martin St. John Valentine Gibbs CB, DSO, RD, JP

FatherGuy Melville Gibbs (1889 – 1959)
MotherMargaret Olivia St. John (1890 – 1964)

Life Events

1947Married Mary Margaret (Maimie) Mitford
1949Birth of daughter Caroline Margaret Gibbs
1951Birth of daughter Mary Elizabeth Gibbs
1959Death of father Guy Melville Gibbs
1964Death of mother Margaret Olivia St. John

Biography and Notes

Baptised 15 March 1917 at St. Saviour's, Pimlico. Educated at Eton College.

("Tim"). Served 1939-45 War in the Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry. Major 1942. Mentioned in Despatches 1941. Wounded at El Alamein and D.S.O. 1942. Lt. Colonel 1951. Brevet Colonel 1955. Colonel and C.B. 1958.

High Sheriff of Gloucestershire 1958. Deputy Lord Lieutenant Wiltshire 1972. Honorary Colonel Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry 1972. Honorary Colonel Royal Yeomanry and Yeomanry Colonel Commandant 1975. Gustos Rotulorum and Lord Lieutenant Gloucestershire 1978. Deputy Chairman Glos. Diocesan Board of Finance; Deputy Chairman Cirencester Bench; Trustee Gloucester Cathedral; Member Cotswold District Council; Chairman Kemble Parish Council and Kemble School. Governor Deer Park School, Cirencester; Chairman Cirencester Benefit Society. Chairman V.W.H. Hunt; Chairman St. Michael's Cheshire Home.

Portrait: Pastel (1926) by Miss Noyes last in own possn.

Clubs. Cavalry and Guards.