Reverend Robert Milner Gibson served as a chaplain with the British Expeditionary Force in France during WW1 and in United Kingdom during WW2. He is entitled to the British War Medal, the Victory Medal, the Defence Medal and the 1937 Coronation Medal.
March 16th 1889 : Born in Kingston, United Kingdom.
1891 UK census : Living in Wimbledon, Surrey
Father : Robert Francis Gibson Mother : Alice Victoria Jones
1901 UK census : Listed as living in Edgbaston
1909 : Graduated from Cambridge College
1911 UK Census : Listed as an under graduate student and living Kings Norton, Worcestershire
1912-16 : Church of St-Mary, Handsworth
1916 : Married to Lois Rathlin
1916-17 St-Michel. Boldmere
March 27th 1917 : Appointed Chaplain of the Forces 4th class as a Chaplain in the BEF. Reported to the War Office on April 17th and landed in France on April 24th
Reverend Robert Milner Gibson K.H.C. WW1 enlistment form
Religion : Church of England Height: 5’10” Weight : 154 lbs.
His wife was Lois Rathlin Gibson, living at Handsworth Wood 22 Selborne rd, Birmingham
April 24th, 1918 : Relinquished his commission. He did not serve for a full year in France and there is no note in his service file that he was wounded, I guess the battlefield was not meant for him.
March 5th, 1920 : Applied for his medals
Reverend Robert Milner Gibson K.H.C.
1918-20 : Church of St-Augustine, Edgbaston
1919-21 : He was the Honorary Chaplain Force
1920-27 : Vicair of St-Germain, Edgbaston (living at 461 Ciy rd.)
1923-27 : Clerical Secretary for the Birmingham diocese conference
1926 : Chief messenger for the World Call
1926-27 : Honorary Chaplain to Bishop of Birmingham.
1927-32 : Vicair of St-John Baptist of Peterborough 1931-32 : Honorary Canon of Peterborough
1921-39 : Chaplain of the Forces (Territorial Army) from 1933. 1939 he was the senior chaplain of the 47th Division
From 1933 to 1938, his residence was on Crandley Gardens, Brompton Ward, London
1936-40 : Chaplain to His Majesty the King (July 20th 1936 London Gazette 4664). As a Chaplain to His Majesty the King he would have worn the badge of the Chaplain to the King (Picture of the Badge)
1941-46 : Vicair of St-Stephen, St-Mary Westminster
1959 : Still alive and probably died in 1967
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