Today we remember …
|22nd March 1918
Thomas Gibbons, MC, A Social 1910, Captain, 1st Bn, Hertfordshire Regt
Killed in action, Second Battle of the Somme
At school he was a Prefect, played for the Cricket XI and was captain of the last Soccer XI before Rugby became the official school sport.
He signed up in 1914 and served in France throughout 1915-1918. He was mentioned in despatches and awarded the Military Cross.
Tommy was one of the most popular of Radleians; absolutely straight and trusted by all. I doubt if he ever had an enemy. Amusing and inconsequent in his talk, he was always the centre of a cheery group, for it was quite impossible to feel glum or out of temper in his presence. His death will have caused great and abiding sorrow among his countless friends, for he was loved and respected by all. In Oct, 1916, he married Edith Doris Evison, of Homefield, Coulsdon Common.