Leonard Albert Gibbs MC

Born1875 Leamington Road Villas, Paddington
Died1952 British Columbia
FatherJoseph Hucks Gibbs (1840 – 1886)
MotherMary Rider Budd (1848 – 1924)

Life Events

?Married Mary Scott
1886Death of father Joseph Hucks Gibbs
1924Death of mother Mary Rider Budd

Biography and Notes

3rd son. Baptised at St. Michael's, Paddington. Educated at Charterhouse, 1889-93. Died childless in Canada.

In Breweries in London 1896-1903. Farming in Saskatchewan, Canada, 1903-5. Mining in Ontario from 1905. In the Great War he enlisted in 2nd Canadian Pioneers, Oct. 1915 (sergeant Nov.) and served in France Mar.-June 1916: trained for a commission at Lichfield Cadet Sch. July-Oct., he became 2nd Lieut. 6th Bn. of the Devon regiment Oct. 1916: served in France, attached to 9th service Bn. of the same, Jan.-Nov. 1917, and in Italy Nov. 1917-Dec. 1919 (Acting Capt. in command of 7th Division Tunnelling Company Apr. 1918 till end of the War). Repatriated to Canada Feb. 1920. Mentioned in despatches 17 Nov. 1917. Military Cross, Jan. 1919.