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Indian Mutiny Medal
NameGIBBS – Alfred
Regiment (s)Royal Horse Artillery
Regiment Number (s) 1133
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
14th August 1848 / 21 years 10 months / Bath Somerset England
Description – Height
5 Ft 9¼in
Fresh / Hazel / Dark Brown / None
Overseas Service/Duration“With the Expedition to the East” (Possibly Crimea or  Turkey) – 6 months
Bombay India – 3 years 6 months
Length of Service12 years 326 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeGunner and Driver / 16th July 1861 / Woolwich Kent England
Campaign MedalsIndian Mutiny Medal
No record of a Crimean War Medal
Intended Residence at
Not stated
Pension Districts1861 Bath
1865 Woolwich
1866-1868 Western Australia
1869 Adelaide
1870 -1879 Melbourne
Pension Paid8d per diem – temporary for 3 years plus one year
pension permanency given in 1865
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
7th April 1866 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
BELGRAVIA 4th July 1866
Date/Place of Birthc October 1826
Date/Place of Baptism24th February 1828 Wellow Somerset England
Date/Place of Birth
B Not yet known
D April 1830 Wellow Somerset England
bur 5th April 1830
Date/Place of Birth
B 1787 Bishopsgate Middlesex England
D Quarter 4 1862 Wellow Somerset England
SiblingsJohn bap 14th March 1812 Wellow, Somerset England
Thomas B 1812 Wellow Somerset England
Micah bap 30th June 1816 Wellow Somerset England
John bap 1st November 1818 Wellow Somerset England
William bap 8th June 1823 Wellow Somerset England
Martha bap 22nd March 1829 Wellow Somerset England
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
Did not marry
Date/Place of MarriageNot applicable
Children by 1st WifeNot applicable
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not applicable
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not applicable
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesPerth Gazette 29th January 1869 (Shipping)
Riverine Herald 27th June 1887 (Death Notice)
Departure from Western
23rd January 1869 departed Western Australia (as “G. Gibbs”) per Eliza Blanche for Adelaide
Date/Place of Death/Burial25th June 1887 Echuca Hospital Victoria Australia
bur Echuca Cemetery Victoria – Cause of Death: Bronchitis and apoplexy
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not applicable
Will or ProbateNone known
Further Information1841 Civil Census Wellow, Somerset [HO107-961-16-1]

1851 Civil Census Woolwich, Greenwich, Kent [HO107-1588-6-387]

Discharge: In July 1858 when stationed at Poona at a Field day on making an effort of strength he became ruptured on the right side. In June 1860 at ? in marching order with his Battery and jumping off a wagon he felt a sudden severe pain of the left groin, which was also from a rupture. Not aggravated by vice or intemperance. Disability caused by accidents on duty.
Unfit for service and likely to be permanently disqualified for military duty. Two good conduct badges.