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Field Marshal Roland Christopher Gibbs, GCB, CBE, DES, Lord Lieutenant of Wiltshire

Field Marshal Roland Christopher Gibbs, GCB, CBE, DES, Lord Lieutenant of Wiltshire

Male 1921 - 2004  (83 years)

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  • Name Roland Christopher Gibbs 
    Title Field Marshal 
    Suffix GCB, CBE, DES, Lord Lieutenant of Wiltshire 
    Born 22 Jun 1921  Barrow Gurney, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Gratwicke Hall
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 31 Jul 1921  Barrow Gurney, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 31 Oct 2004  Devizes, Wiltshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2435  Gibbs Family Tree
    Last Modified 2 May 2018 

    Father Guy Melvil Gibbs,   b. 15 Dec 1889, Paddington, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1959, Cirencester, Gloucestershire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Mother Margaret Olivia St. John,   b. 3 Jun 1890, Westminster, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1964, Cirencester, Gloucestershire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 6 Aug 1914  Barrow Gurney, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location 
    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

  • 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

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Jun 1921 - Barrow Gurney, Somerset Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 31 Jul 1921 - Barrow Gurney, Somerset Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 31 Oct 2004 - Devizes, Wiltshire Link to Google Earth
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