George Blakie Gibb

#61760, b. 1888

Individual's Timeline

Birth1888George Blakie Gibb
Marriage16 April 1918George Blakie Gibb1
Death1 September 1918George Blakie Gibb2

Primary events

Secondary circumstances

  • Occupation: George was a Captain in the London Regiment when he married.

Research Notes

  • Research note 01: According to http://www.1914-1918.net/bat29.htm The London Regiment was in the Battle of the Scarpe, 26 - 30 August 1918, part of the 3rd Army under Byng. As George died on 1st September, this must have been his demise.

    I am not skilled at this, but I think the following

    1. His is noted as part of the London Regiment by CWGC
    2. That seems to be part of the Royal Fusiliers, who have a memorial in London.
    3. I cannot find a list of names on that memorial. The memorial is not part of CWGC, don't know why.
    4. Nothing in the army papers that I can find for George GIBB London Regiment. Not that surprising as most of the papers are for men who were not officers.
    5. Then I found a mention in the London Gazette 25th August 1915 which I think is a bit amazing. Private George Blackie GIBB (so he must be ours) transferred from the 4th Battalion Gordon Highlanders to be a second Lieutenant in the 17th County of London Battalion (Poplar and Stepney Rifles. I think this must mean he was 'in' the army before the start of the war??

    Regardless I still did not any papers using the new info either. There are plenty of George GIBB names, but short of accessing them all (would take many hours), I can't whittle down the list at all.

    6. I found his age noted on another web site. He was 30 when he died - http://www.inmemories.com/Cemeteries/comblescomext.htm

    7. He is in the papers as a casualty. The paper is dated 18th September, and says he died on 4th (but I would back to CWGC over the newspaper), and that he was the youngest son of George GIBB of 11 Westburn Drive, Aberdeen and the husband of Nellie ELRICK 72 Devonshire Road, Aberdeen.

Family of George Blakie Gibb and Helen Anderson Elrick

Citations

  1. Find my past web sites, online http://www.findmypast.com or http://www.findmypast.com.au, Aberdeen Evening Express 18 April 1918.
  2. Website Commonwealth War Graves Commission - Web Site (unknown url) "downloaded doc."