CHRISTOPHER ERNEST GIBBONS

 

 

Born: 1883, Framlingham, Suffolk.

Died: 22nd January 1916; age: 32; KiA.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 10th October 1914.

 

Rank: Private; Service Number: 3/9320.

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 2nd Battalion.

 

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star.

 

Memorial Reference:

Panel 21.

Ypres(Menin Gate) Memorial,

West-Vlaanderen,

Belgium.

 

CENSUS

 

1891   Market Hill, Framlingham, Suffolk

 

Christopher was 8 years old and living with his widowed mother & siblings.

Sarah Elizabeth Gibbons (nee Smith), a Hairdresser – employer, born Comerton, Cambridgeshire.

George Robert Gibbons, 16, an Apprentice Hairdresser, born Framlingham.

Florence Gertrude Gibbons, 13, born Framlingham.

Beatrice Vera Gibbons, 10, born Framlingham.

Robert Acfield Gibbons, 6, born Framlingham.

Stanley Douglas Gibbons, 5, born Framlingham.

1 hairdresser’s assistant.

 

1901   34, Elm Street, Ipswich.

 

Christopher was 19 years old, a Hairdresser. He was living with his employer, 27 year old Arthur Bulmer, a Hairdresser.

 

1911   14, Orwell Road, Ipswich.

 

Christopher was 28 years old, a Hairdresser – employer. He was married and Head of the Household.

Edith, 27.

George, 4.

Ernest, 3.

Winnie, 1.

Edith’s parents

George Cuthbert, 57, a Bricklayer, born Hollesley, Suffolk.

Ellen Cuthbert, 54, born Westerfield, Suffolk.

 

Christopher’s father was Arthur Edward Gibbons, born 1853, Framlingham – died 1889, Framlingham. He was a Master Hairdresser.

Christopher’s mother, Sarah Elizabeth Gibbons, died 1900, Framlingham.

 

In 1905, Ipswich, Christopher married Edith Elizabeth Cuthbert, born 1884, Ipswich. They had 4 children:

George Frederick Gibbons, born 1906, Ipswich.

Ernest Christopher Gibbons, 3, born September 1907, Ipswich.

Winifred Ellen M. Gibbons, born 1910, Ipswich.

Frederick S. Gibbons, born 1912, Ipswich.

 

Christopher’s brother, Robert Acfield Gibbons of 13, Riverside, Chelmsford, also fell. A Private, service number 34188 of the 1st Battalion of the Essex Regiment. Presumed KiA 14th April 1917 at Marchy-de-Preux, during the Battle of Arras. Remembered on Bay 7, Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

 

Suffolk Regiment, 2nd Battalion:

http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/regiments-and-corps/the-british-infantry-regiments-of-1914-1918/suffolk-regiment/

http://www.suffolkregiment.org/Menu.html

 

 

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