Born: 1891, Ipswich.

Died: 9th August 1917; age 26; KiA.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Rank: Private; Service Number: 43255

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 7th Battalion.

Formerly 2456, Suffolk Cyclist Regiment, 43255.

Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:

Bay 4.

Arras Memorial,

Pas de Calais,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of William Gibbs, of 12, Hatfield Road, Ipswich.




1901   Felixstowe Road, Ipswich.


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

William Gibbs, 32, a Fishmonger – own account, born Ipswich.

Alice Gibbs (nee Dowsing), 32, born Ipswich.

Alice Emma Gibbs, 11, born Ipswich.

Walter Gibbs, 6, born Ipswich.

Harry Gibbs, 3, born Ipswich.


1911   186, Felixstowe Road, Ipswich.


William was 18 years old, a Fishmonger. He was living with his father, siblings, his father’s wife & her son.

William, 40, a Fishmonger – own account.

Emma Louise Gibbs, 36, born Ipswich.

Emma, 21.

Walter, 16, a Groom.

Harry, 14, a Clerk – G.E.R.

Frederick John Gibbs, 6, born Ipswich.

James William Webster, 10, born Ipswich.


William’s mother Alce Gibbs died, 1909, Ipswich.

Suffolk Regiment, 7th Battalion:

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Suffolk regiment website

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