THOMAS GIBBS

 

 

Born: 1893, Ipswich.

Died: 17th September 1914; age 22; KiA at Bucy-de-Long, France.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich; Date: 7th September 1911; Occupation: Mill Labourer.

Date of Entry Therein: 23rd August 1914.

Rank: Driver; Service Number: 67076

Regiment: Royal Field Artillery, 14th Brigade, 88th Battery.

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star.

 

Grave Reference:

La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial,

France.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Harry William & Elizabeth Gibbs, of 723, Woodbridge Road, Ipswich.

 

CENSUS

 

1901   55, Regent Street, Ipswich.

 

Thomas was 8 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

William Henry Gibbs, 34, a Fish Hawker – own accountant, born Ipswich.

(Bessie) Elizabeth Mary Ann Gibbs (nee Wellington), 31, born Ipswich.

James Thomas Gibbs, 10, born Ipswich.

Bessie Gibbs, 6, born Ipswich.

Arthur Gibbs, 5, born Ipswich.

Frederick Gibbs, 3, born Ipswich.

Alfred Gibbs, 9 months, born Ipswich.

 

1911   723, Woodbridge Road, Ipswich.

 

Thomas was 18 years old, a Grocer’s Porter. He was living with his parents & siblings.

William, 44, a Fishmonger – own accountant.

Elizabeth, 42.

James, 20, a General Labourer – Horticultural Works.

Bessie, 17, a Fish Shop Assistant.

Arthur, 15, an Office Boy – General Printer’s.

Frederick, 13, an Errand Boy – Fishmonger’s.

Alfred, 11.

Edward Gibbs, 8, born Ipswich.

Nellie Gibbs, 6, born Ipswich.

Thomas is also remembered on St. John the Baptist church Ipswich WW1 Memorial.

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Royal Field Artillery, 14th Brigade, 88th Battery:

http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/regiments-and-corps/the-royal-artillery-in-the-first-world-war/

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