THOMAS CHARLES GIBBS (MILITARY CROSS) was serving as a Lieutenant with the 7th Battalion The Cheshire Regiment when he was killed in action on the 31st May 1918, aged 38, during an overwhelming attack in the German Spring Offensive. He is commemorated on the Soissons Memorial for soldiers with no known grave. He was born in Clapham, London but was brought up by his Aunt Harriet who ran a shop in Rock Hill. He had been a tutor at Heidelberg University prior to the war. He married Marjorie Brooke in the summer of 1913 and lived at Upton Grange near Macclesfield. They had two sons Peter and John, the eldest, Peter, was killed in World War Two whilst serving with as a Second Lieutenant in the Hampshire Regiment in 1944.
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