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34604 Sapper Richard William Gibbs
Royal Engineers

by
Lieutenant Colonel Edward De Santis 2008

Richard William Gibbs was the son of Frederick James and Mary Gibbs and the husband of Hannah Elizabeth Gibbs of Broad Street, St. Alresford, Hampshire.

Gibbs enlisted as a Sapper in the Royal Engineers at Newport, Monmouthshire in 1915. He saw active service and was severely wounded. He returned to the United Kingdom and was posted to 'G' Company of the Royal Engineers Depot Battalion. For his war service he was awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.

Richard William Gibbs died as a result of his wounds on the 3rd of January 1917 at the age of 29 years.

REFERENCES:
1. Soldiers Died in the Great War.
2. Commonwealth War Graves Commission.