The Gibson / Guy family: brothers-in-law

The Gibson / Guy family: brothers-in-law

Joseph Gibson from Barbados, West Indies married Florence Ann, the sister of George Theophilus Guy. Their father was a seaman from Jamaica who had settled in Liverpool and the family's story was told as part of an exhibit at the Merseyside Maritime Museum. The exhibition (Sept 2017-Dec 2018) is based on the book 'Black Salt: Seafarers of African Descent on British Ships' by historian Ray Costello. Joseph served with the Royal Army Medical Corps and rejoined the Merchant Navy (Mercantile Marine) after the war. Sadly George accidentally drowned in the final days of the war and is commemorated on the Basra memorial in Iraq.

http://blog.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/2017/09/black-salt-at-the-maritime-museum/

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  • Profile picture for George Theophilus Guy

    Born 1887

    Died 1918

    British Army M2/033623 Lance Corporal Army Service Corps No 2nd Company (Mechanical Transport Depot)

    Air Force (RAF/RFC) 79556 Air Mechanic 2nd Class Royal Flying Corps

    Air Force (RAF/RFC) 79556 Air Mechanic 3rd Class Royal Air Force

  • Profile picture for Joseph Gibson

    Born 1884

    Died 1938

    British Army Private Royal Army Medical Corps