Gibbs, David Angus


He was the son of Dr. Cecil Gibbs, of Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire and Mary Elizabeth Gibbs (nee Hart) and brother of Walter Haliburton Gibbs DSC (B 1918-1921) and half-brother of the composer Cecil Armstrong Gibbs (Coll. 1902-1908). Gibbs came to Winchester from Mr. Thring’s school at Brighton: he played two years in Commoner VI and captained his House cricket team in his last season. He was also keen on gymnastics and fives, at both of which he represented his House.

In July 1917, he was gazetted to the Rifle Brigade, and went to France the following month. He fell in action at Pargny, near Chaulnes, on March 24th 1918, while acting as scout officer to his battalion. His body was never recovered and he is commemorated on panels 81-84 of the Pozieres Memorial.

War: World War 1

  • Surname: Gibbs
  • Forenames or initials: David Angus
  • House: G
  • Years in School: 1912-1916
  • Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
  • Regiment: Rifle Brigade
  • Date of Birth: 14th July 1898
  • Date of Death: 24th March 1918
  • How Died: Killed in Action
  • Location in War Cloister: Outer G3
  • Decoration: NA
  • Burial Site: Unknown but commemorated on panels 81-84 of the POZIERES MEMORIAL