Reported missing in the Macclesfield Times on 11 October 1918

Reported missing in the Macclesfield Times on 11 October 1918

known 11th October 1918

MISSING - Mrs Gibbs, of Upton, has been informed that her husband, Lieut. T C Gibbs, has been reported missing. The news is particularly sad in view of the fact that only recently the "London Gazette" contained the announcement that he had been awarded the Military Cross for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. The act which gained him the coveted award is officially recorded as follows: "For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty as battalion intelligence officer. He continually visited the battalion frontage and the units on the flanks, obtaining information and carrying the C.O.'s orders. Later, with the C.O., he rallied the men and led them forward, in spite of a heavy fire of shrapnel, shell and machine-guns. He set a fine example of courage and energy throughout." Lieut Gibbs was very well-known int he town, and was formerly the languages master at the Macclesfield Grammar School.

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    Born 1880

    Died 1918

    British Army Lieutenant The Cheshire Regiment Territorial Force 7th Battalion (attached to 9th)