Image from 1917 Suffolk Chronicle & Mercury newspaper


Born: 5th June 1895, 46, Falcon Road, Ponders End, Middlesex.

Baptism: 21st June 1895, Enfield, Middlesex – father: James Gibling – an Assistant Storekeeper at an Electric Light Works.

Died: 8th June 1917; age 22; KiA.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 204080

Regiment: Norfolk Regiment, 7th Battalion.

Formerly Suffolk Yeomanry.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Memorial Reference:

Bay 3.

Arras Memorial,

Pas de Calais,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Rosa Gibling, of 114, Murray Road, Ipswich & the late James Gibling.




1901   46, Falcon Road, Ponders End, Middlesex.


Thoeophilus was 5 years old and living with his parents & brothers.

James Gibling, 34, Electrical Storekeeper, born Bradfield, Essex.

Rosa Gibling (nee Gammer), 31, born Manningtree, Essex.

Morley Theodore Gibling, 2, born Ponders End, Middlesex.

Philip Gordon Gibling, 7 months, born Ponders End – died 1901.


1911  115, Felixstowe Road, Ipswich.


Theophilus was 15 years old, a Merchant’s Clerk. He was living with his widowed mother & maternal aunt.

Rosa, 40.

Alice Gammer, 45, living on private means, born Manningtree.


Theophilus’s father, James Gibling died 1904, Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Rosa Gibling – mother.


Theophilius is also remembered on the war memorial at ST. BARTHOLOMEW’S CHURCH, Ipswich, and at Northgate High School. Formerly Ipswich Grammar School for Boys.

Norfolk Regiment, 7th Battalion:



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