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Douglas Alexander Robert Gibbs

In memory of:

Corporal Douglas Alexander Robert Gibbs

October 1, 1942


Camp Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong

Military Service


Service Number:

E/29961

Age:

33

Force:

Army

Unit:

Royal Rifles of Canada, R.C.I.C.

Citation(s):

1939-1945 Star, Pacific Star, War Medal 1939-1945, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp.

Additional Information


Born:

April 4, 1909
Johannesburg, South Africa

Enlistment:

July 30, 1940
Valcartier, Quebec

Son of Robert Young Gibbs and Kate Barbara Gibbs. Husband of Daisy Aileen Gibbs (née Pease) of Danville, Québec. Father of Ronald Douglas Gibbs, born March 26th, 1939 in Danville. Brother of Seaman Graham Gibbs who served in the Royal Navy during the Second World War. He survived the conflict.

Served in Québec, New Brunswick, Newfoundland with Force W, Hong Kong with Force C. He had 790 days of service, including 335 overseas.

Commemorated on Page 76 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

SAI WAN WAR CEMETERY
Victoria, Hong Kong

Grave Reference:

VIII. B. 21.

Location:

SAI WAN WAR CEMETERY is in the north-east of the island of Hong Kong, in the Chai Wan area, about 11 kilometres from the centre of Victoria, the capital of Hong Kong. At the entrance to the cemetery on Cape Collinson Road stands the memorial to those who died in Hong Kong and have no known grave. From it, the cemetery slopes down towards the sea and originally, the view towards the main land was magnificent. The easiest way to reach the cemetery is by the mass transit railway (MTR) Hong Kong line to Chai Wan Terminus. From the Terminus one can either walk up to the cemetery following Chai Wan Road to the roundabout, turning west into Wan Tsui Road, then south east up Lin Shing Road which leads to Cape Collinson Road. The CWGC road direction sign is fixed to a wall facing down Lin Shing Road. The Cape Collinson area has many cemeteries. Walking up this narrow one way traffic road, one will pass the Catholic Cemetery situated on the hillside to the left of the road, and the Hong Kong Military Cemetery on the right. SAI WAN WAR CEMETERY is about half way up Cape Collinson Road and faces the Muslim and Buddhist cemeteries. One can also get a taxi from Chai Wan Terminus and follow the same route. Alternatively one can board a public light bus, Route No. 16M, which runs from Chai Wan MTR Terminus to Stanley where the CWGC has another cemetery, the Stanley Military Cemetery. En route to Stanley the minibus will pass Sai Wan War Cemetery, stopping only on request.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Photo of  Douglas A. R. Gibbs– This is a picture of my Grandfather Douglas A. R. Gibbs. This is the only picture I have of him. I wish I had more info about him, sadly his only son, my father passed away 2 years ago,  at 75,  Ronald Douglas Gibbs from Knowlton, Quebec. My Grandfather and Grandma Daisy only had one child, which was my father, Ron Gibbs, My father had three boys, Robert, Ronald, and me (Patrick) Gibbs.  Sadly my two brothers have passed away with no children, Therefore I am the only living survivor still alive at 48. But the good news is that Grandpa or Great Grandpa has two great sons Nicholas Douglas Ronald Gibbs 17, and David Alexander Thomas Gibbs 15.  And I am John-Patrick Thomas Gibbs 48. from Brockville Ontario  
thank you for helping us find our Hero! and His story Sincerely Mr. P Gibbs
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