Other names: Ada Prudence
Locations in this story: Shaftesbury, DorsetStour Provost, DorsetEast Stour, Dorset
Story: Ada Prudence Gibbs was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 16 Nov 1894 and baptised at St. James Church on 16 Dec 1894 the daughter of Edwin George Gibbs and Mary Gibbs (nee Mathews). She lived her early life with her family at Blynfield Farm, Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset. She enlisted on 28 Oct 1917 and joined the Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps as a Worker (Service No. 3835). It is not known in which theatre of war she served but on her discharge on the 17 Oct 1919 was awarded the Victory and British War Medals. She married Richard Wilfred Pike at Stour Provost, Dorset, on 14 Oct 1924. By the time of the 1939 Register she was living at Newhouse Farm, East Stour, Dorset, and was described as a Dairy Farmer's wife. She died on 1 Oct 1979 and was buried on 5 Oct 1979. Her brothers, Claude Ivor Bertie Gibbs, Alwin Thomas Gibbs, Walter Matthews Gibbs, DCM, and Lucius George Gibbs, all served in the conflict.