Gibbs Family Tree
Field Marshal Roland Christopher Gibbs, GCB, CBE, DES, Lord Lieutenant of Wiltshire1921 - 2004 (83 years)
Name Roland Christopher Gibbs Title Field Marshal Suffix GCB, CBE, DES, Lord Lieutenant of Wiltshire Birth 22 Jun 1921 Barrow Gurney, Somerset
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Gender Male Baptism 31 Jul 1921 Barrow Gurney, Somerset Death 31 Oct 2004 Devizes, Wiltshire Notes
- Field Marshal Sir Roland Christopher Gibbs, GCB, CBE, DSO, MC, ADC, (Gen). Baptised 31 July 1921 at Barrow Gurney. Educated at Eton and RMC.
Field Marshal 1979. Served 1939-45 War in North
Africa, Italy and N.W. Europe. On the Staff in Ministry of Defence (1956-59); Washington (1962-63) and Chief of Staff, HQ Middle East (1966-67). Commander: 3rd Battalion The Parachute Regiment (1960-62); 16 Parachute Brigade (1963-66); British Forces Persian Gulf (1969-71); 1st British Corps B.A.O.R. (1972-74). Commander in Chief United Kingdom Land Forces (1974-76). Chief of the General Staff (1976-79). Colonel Commandant The Royal Green Jackets and The Parachute Regiment. ADC General to H.M. The Queen (1976-79). M.C. 1942; D.S.O. 1945; C.B.E. 1968; K.C.B. 1972; G.C.B. 1976.
Deputy Lieutenant of Wiltshire 1980. Regional Director of Salisbury Regional Board of Lloyds Bank Ltd. 1979. A Commissioner of the Royal Hospital, Chelsea (1980).
Portraits: Pastel (1926) by Miss Noyes; by John Ward; by David Morris; last in own possn. By A. C. Davidson-Houston for The Royal Green Jackets.
- See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roland_Gibbs
Person ID I2435 Gibbs Family Tree Last Modified 2 May 2018
Father Major Guy Melvil Gibbs, b. 15 Dec 1889, Paddington, London d. 14 Mar 1959, Cirencester, Gloucestershire (Age 69 years) Mother Margaret Olivia St. John, b. 3 Jun 1890, Westminster, London d. 29 Sep 1964, Cirencester, Gloucestershire (Age 74 years) Marriage 6 Aug 1914 Barrow Gurney, Somerset Family ID F1065 Group Sheet | Family Chart
Family Davina Jean Merry Children 1. Aiden Joseph Merry Gibbs 2. James Roland Melvil Gibbs 3. Melissa Margaret Jean Gibbs Last Modified 2 May 2018 Family ID F1077 Group Sheet | Family Chart
Event Map Birth - 22 Jun 1921 - Barrow Gurney, Somerset Baptism - 31 Jul 1921 - Barrow Gurney, Somerset Death - 31 Oct 2004 - Devizes, Wiltshire = Link to Google Earth
Histories Field Marshal Sir Roland Gibbs