Other names: Stanley William
Locations in this story: Shaftesbury, DorsetDelaware, United States of AmericaHenley, OxfordshireMere, WiltshireZeals, Wiltshire
Story: Stanley William Gibbs was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 2 Sep 1892 and baptised at St. James Church, Shaftesbury, on 2 Oct 1892 the son of Edwin George Gibbs, a Farmer, and Mary G. Gibbs (nee Matthews). He lived his early life at the family farm at Blynfield Farm, Shaftesbury, Dorset, until he emigrated to the United States of America in 1910. He was drafted into the U.S. Army in early 1918 in Delaware, USA, and left for the United Kingdom on 20 May 1918 with the 'K' Company of the 310th Infantry 78th Division with the rank of Corporal (Service No. 1763893). It is not known if he served elsewhere during his time on Military Service or if he returned to the USA for discharge. He married Catherine E. Fouracre in Henley, Oxfordshire, during 1928. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at Katesbridge Farm, Near Mere, Wiltshire, described as a Farmer. He died in Zeals, Wiltshire, on 11 Jul 1973. His brothers, Alwin Thomas, Walter Matthew, Lucius George, and Claude Ivor, all served in the conflict and his sister, Ada Prudence, worked with the Red Cross Voluntary Aid Detachment. Stanley's name appeared on a Roll of Honour published in the St. James' Church Parish Magazine in Nov 1918.