Gibbs, William James

11 July 1891 to 19 April 1917

War Service:
Ex-Naval Stoker William James Gibbs He was born on 11 July 1891 at Aldershot in Hampshire. He enlisted in the Royal Navy as a stoker in 1909, and served on numerous ships, including HMS Victory.

He was hospitalised in 1915 due to having Pulmonary Tuberculosis and was invalided out of the navy. He died aged 25, on 19th April 1917 from Consumption at his mother’s home on Sandhurst Road (his father, a railway guard, had been killed two years earlier in an accident at Northfleet).

His funeral was conducted at St. Andrew’s Church by the Vicar, the Reverend E.C.B. Philpott, and he was buried with full military honours. The funeral arrangements were carried out by Messrs Francis Chappell and Sons of Rushey Green.

He is buried in Lewisham (Hither Green) Cemetery.

Location of Memorial:
He is remembered on the memorials at St Andrew's Church, Catford

He was the son of George and Jane Gibbs of 106 Sandhurst Road, Catford and was born on 11 July 1891 at Aldershot in Hampshire.


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