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Captain Evan Llewellyn Gibbs

Male 1906 - 1940  (34 years)


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  • Name Evan Llewellyn Gibbs 
    Title Captain 
    Born 17 May 1906  St. Thomas, Devon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1 Jun 1940  Dunkirk, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Killed in Action
    Person ID I2108  Gibbs Family Tree
    Last Modified 13 Jan 2018 

    Father Antony Hubert Gibbs, JP,   b. 18 Sep 1874, Wraxall, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1957, Pytte, Clyst St George, Devon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Mary Mercy Llewellyn,   b. 26 Jun 1875, Langford Court, Burrington, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1956, Pytte, Clyst St George, Devon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 18 Oct 1899  Burrington, Devon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F956  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Monica Elizabeth Wyldbore-Smith,   b. 29 Sep 1900, Lonsdale, Kyle, Wexforth Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jul 1973, Winchester, Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 28 Apr 1930  Westminster, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Michael Edmund Hubert Gibbs,   b. 31 Mar 1932, Chelsea, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 2016, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     2. Lt. Col. Sir Peter Evan Wyldbore Gibbs, LVO, CVO, KCVO,   b. 1 Feb 1934, Chelsea, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Sept 2001, Clyst St George, Devon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     3. Evadne Jane Gibbs,   b. 17 May 1938, Chelsea, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 2020  (Age 82 years)
    Last Modified 9 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F957  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Baptised 21 July 1906 at St. George's, Clyst St. George. Educated at Eton College 1919/24 and Royal Military College, Sandhurst 1925-26. Killed in Action near Dunkirk, 1st June 1940.

      2nd Lieut. Coldstream Guards 1926; Lieut. 1929, Capt. 1940. Served with the Shanghai Defence Force 1927-28. Resigned from the Army, February 1930 and joined British Shareholders' Trust in the City of London, but remained on the Reserve until re-called to serve in the Second World War. Member of the Stock Exchange, and partner in David A. Sevan, Stockbrokers, from 1933-39. He was killed on June 1st 1940 while commanding No. 1 Company, 2nd Battalion Coldstream Guards, at Hondeschoote, six miles behind Dunkirk while forming the rear guard of the B.E.F. He was buried by the villagers and afterwards buried by the War Graves Commission in Warhem Cemetery near Dunkirk. He is mentioned in the following books: "Fight Another Day" by J. M. Langley, published by Collins, 1974;
      "No Dishonourable Name" by D. C. Quilter, published by Clowes, 1947; "The Coldstream Guards 1920-1946" by Michael Howard and John Sparrow, pub. by The Oxford University Press, 1951.

      Portrait as a child in pastel by H. M. Heaton in possession of grandson Patrick Gibbs.

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 May 1906 - St. Thomas, Devon Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 28 Apr 1930 - Westminster, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 Jun 1940 - Dunkirk, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France Link to Google Earth
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