The Rev. John Stanley Gibbs MC

Born1879 The Vicarage, Abingdon
Died1952 Didmarton House, nr. Badminton
FatherRev. William Cobham Gibbs (1845 – 1918)
MotherAnnie Katharina Downall (1846 – 1924)

Life Events

1918Death of father Rev. William Cobham Gibbs
1924Married Mary Rosamond McCorquodale in Winslow
1924Death of mother Annie Katharina Downall
1925Birth of son Beresford Norman Gibbs FRICS, FLAS
1927Birth of daughter Mary Sheila Gibbs Countess Morton

Biography and Notes

Baptised 14 December 1879 at St. Helen's, Abingdon. Educated at Haileybury College, 1893-8, matric. at Oxford (Keble College) 1898, BA 1904, MA 1908. Student at Cuddesdon Theological College, 1904. Buried at Didmarton 2 February 1952. Memorial Tablet in St. John Baptist's Church, Shipton Moyne, nr. Tetbury.

At Haileybury he won mile and half mile races 2 years; at Keble College the half and quarter mile 3 years. President of Keble Coll. Athletic Club 1901. At Oxford House, Bethnal Green, 1902. Travelled round the world with a pupil 1903. Deacon 1904; Priest 1905. Curate of St. Pancras in the Borough of that name 1904-8; member of the Bush Brotherhood of Charleville, Queensland, 1908-11; Vicar of St. Frideswide's, Poplar, and Head of the Christ Church (Oxford) Mission there 1911-13; Vicar of Christ Church Telford Road, Kensington, 1913-19; Vicar of Badminton, co. Glos. from 1919.

Chaplain to the North Somerset Yeomanry 1911-30. In the Great War he was chaplain to the Australian Voluntary Hospital at Wimereux January-April 1915; to the 8th Cavalry Brigade (Brit. Exp. Force) September 1915-18; to the Garrison and Hospitals at Exeter February-July 1918; to the 3rd Cavalry Division (B.E.F.) 1918-19. Mentioned in despatches 1917; Military Cross 1918. 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, and Allies' (Victory) Medal of the Great War.

Rector of Shipton Moyne 1937-50. Rural Dean of Tetbury, Glos. Hon. Canon of Gloucester. Special Constable (Head) in 2nd World War. Chairman of Tetbury Grammar School.

Portrait: Pastel by W. E. Miller last in possession of his daughter Sheila (Countess of Morton).