The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Gibbs
First Name:
Stuart Henry
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX9255
Company:
‘A’ Company
Enlisted:
30.10.1940
DOB:
29.11.1903
Place of Birth:
Cardiff, Wales
Father's Name:
Henry Gibbs
Mothers's Name:
Catherine Jemma Gibbs
Religion:
Methodist
Pre-war Occupation:
Dairy Manager
Memorial:
Epitaph, Labuan Memorial, Panel 18, Age 41.
Singapore:
Selarang Camp and Barracks Changi
Force:
'E' Force Borneo
POW#:
3/7872 & 1717
Cause of Death:
Acute Enteritis
Place of Death:
Sandakan No1 Camp
Date of Death:
24.02.1945

General Description

EPSON MFP image
Stuart Henry Gibbs

 

Gibbs Stewart Henry Albany Advertiser (WA _ 1897 - 1950), Monday 25 February 1946, page 1

From Albany Advertiser, February 1946

Above:  Printed 1947

Above:  Printed 1947, Adelaide Advertiser.

Stuart was from Albany.

He departed London, England on ‘Largs Bay’  8 July 1924.

In 1931 Stuart Gibbs married at Katanning to Lillian May Bridgeman who was born South Australia.  She died in 1981 at Adelaide having returned to SA probably to be with her family about 1945.

During the years 1931 to 1937 Stuart and Lillian were farming at Ongerup.  We do know Stuart enlisted at Albany, and the couple had a family tragedy when their baby son Alan was born 1935 and died soon after.  They did have other children.

Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Sandakan - Borneo ***
  • Lintang Officers Camp, Kuching - Sarawak
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