Lt.-Col George Arthur Elton Gibbs

Born1898 23 Oxford Terrace, Paddington
FatherGeorge Harold Gibbs (1869 – 1926)
MotherAnne Everilda Caroline Webber of Kellavil (1877 – 1977)

Life Events

1926Death of father George Harold Gibbs
1977Death of mother Anne Everilda Caroline Webber of Kellavil
1989Married Suzanne East

Biography and Notes

Baptised 19 November 1898 at St. Michael's, Paddington. Educated at Wellington College 1912-17, Royal Military Academy, Woolwich 1917-18, and Cambridge (Pembroke College) 1923-4.

At Wellington was in Rackets and Shooting VIIs. 2nd Lt. Royal Engineers Jan. 1918. Served BAOR (1918-19 and 1927-29), India (1920-23, and 1938-42). Ceylon (1942-44), Egypt (1945-47). Retired July 1947.

In woodland ownership and forestry till 1978. Chairman Southern Division of Royal Forestry Society (1964-69). On Executive Committee of Squash Rackets Association (1953-68). Conservation interests include Fauna Preservation Society, Member since 1927 and on Council 6 years (between 1958 and 1965); World Wildlife Fund (local Group founder member).