Major Stanley Rider Gibbs RAMC

Born1880 24 Lexham Gardens
FatherJoseph Hucks Gibbs (1840 – 1886)
MotherMary Rider Budd (1848 – 1924)

Life Events

1886Death of father Joseph Hucks Gibbs
1909Married Margaret Ellen Harper in Haeanton, Punchardon, Devon
1910Birth of son Peter Joseph Gibbs
1924Death of mother Mary Rider Budd

Biography and Notes

MC, TD, Croix de Guerre. Baptised at St. Matthias, Kensington. Educated at Radley College (scholar) 1893-9, student St. Thomas' Hospital, Lambeth 1900-05.

At Radley he was Captain of Rackets and Fives 1899, in the 1st Cricket XI 1897-9 and 1st Football XI 1898-9; at St. Thomas' in 1st Cricket XI (captain 1905) and in 1st Association Football XI 1900-05. Member of the Royal College of Surgeons, England, and Licentiate of Royal College of Physicians, London, 1905. Was senior obstetric House Physician at St. Thomas'. Member of the British Medical Association. From 1906 in partnership with his brother-in-law, J. R. Harper, in Barnstaple, the firm being Harper, Jonas, Gibbs, Shaw and Harper. Surgeon to the North Devon Dispensary, Barnstaple; Honorary Physician N. Devon Infirmary there; and medical officer to the public elementary schools there. He joined the Royal North Devon Hussars 1906; Surgeon Lieut. 1906. In the Great War was mobilized in 1914; but was seconded for home service till December 1915: in France 1916-19 with 2/2 Wessex Field Ambulances (Territorial) Capt. Dec. 1915; Major Oct. 1918. Territorial war medal, British War medal, Allied (Victory) medal, Croix de Guerre with bronze star gained November 1917 at Armentieres, Military Cross 3 October 1918. Territorial Decoration 1921. Appointed in 1930 medical officer of St. John Ambulance Brigade, Devon. In Masonry he was a Past Provincial Grand Warden of Devon. He and his wife lived after 1928 at Elmfield, Bear Street, Barnstaple.