Captain Eustace Lyle Gibbs1885 - 1915 (29 years)
Name Eustace Lyle Gibbs Title Captain Birth 10 Mar 1885 Tyntesfield, Wraxall, Somerset Gender Male Baptism 12 Apr 1885 Wraxall, Somerset Residence 1901 Eton, Buckinghamshire Age: 16; Relation to Head of House: Boarder Arrival 12 Apr 1913 Key West, Monroe, Florida, USA Arrival 31 Oct 1913 New York, USA Departure Habana, Ciego de Avila, Cuba Departure Liverpool, Lancashire Death 11 Feb 1915 Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
- Killed in action in the Great War
Burial Ypres, West Flanders, Belgium
- Burial Cemetery: Ieper Stedelijke Begraafplaats
- 6th son. Baptised 12 April 1885 at Wraxall Somerset. Educated at Eton College, 1898-1903; matric. at Oxford (Magdalen College) 1903. Died unmarried 13 February 1915, being killed in action in the Great War near Ypres and was buried there. Memorial Inscription in the cemetery in Wraxall church (Charlton chapel), and in Barrow Gurney chapel, (Barrow Court chapel). Administration London 28 July 1915.
2nd Lieut. North Somerset Yeomanry 1906, Lieut. Ap. 1909, Capt. 29 Aug. 1914. Entered Antony Gibbs and Sons, London, 1908: in Gibbs & Co. Chile, 1909-13 (a manager from 1911): in Antony Gibbs & Co., New York, as second in charge, 1913 to Aug. 1914, when he left to join his Yeomanry for the Great War. Served in France and Belgium from October 1914 till his death and was mentioned in despatches of 14 January 1915. He was buried in the Civil Cemetery at Ypres (which is now continuous with the subsequently made War Cemetery and close outside the Menin Gate). He is recorded on the War memorials in Wraxall church and churchyard, at Eton College, Wells Cathedral, and in the church at Valparaiso.
Portrait by Sir W. B. Richmond R.A. (1890) and a posthumous one by Albert H. Collings in uniform were both in possession of Lord Wraxall in 1930.
Person ID I1741 Gibbs Family Tree Last Modified 11 May 2020
Father Antony Gibbs, of Tyntesfield, b. 10 Dec 1841, London d. 24 Apr 1907, Tyntesfield, Wraxall, Somerset (Age 65 years) Mother Janet Louisa Merivale, b. 15 Dec 1850, Kilburn, Middlesex d. 10 Dec 1909, London (Age 58 years) Marriage 22 Jun 1872 St. Michael's, Star Street, Paddington Family ID F796 Group Sheet | Family Chart
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Headstones The Grave of Captain Eustace Lyle Gibbs
In the Town Cemetery at Ypres, Belgium