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Alexander Gibb

Birthdate: (85)
Birthplace: Broughty Ferry, Angus, Scotland
Death: Died in Hartley Wintney, Hampshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Alexander Easton Gibb and Hope Brown Gibb
Husband of Norah Isobel Gibb
Father of Lt-Col. Alistair Monteith Gibb and Jocelyn Easton Gibb

Managed by: Michael Lawrence Rhodes
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About Brigadier General Sir Alexander Gibb, GBE, CB

Biographical Summary

Gibb, Sir Alexander. 12/02/1872-21/01/1958. Ref: 2492. Male.

  • Titles and British Honours: Brigadier-General, CB(1918), KBE (1918), GBE (1920).
  • Place of Birth: Broughty Ferry, Angus.
  • Place of Death: Hartley Wintney,Hampshire.
  • Profession: Civil Engineer.
  • Appointments Held: Director-general 1919-21, Civil Engineering, Ministry of Transport; Consulting Engineer 1921-,Partner 1922-, Sir Alexander Gibb & Partners.
  • Schools and Tutors: Dundee High School. Abbey School, Beckenham, Kent, Rugby * School.Warwickshire.
  • Training: Articled to J W Barry and H M Brunel.
  • Postgraduate Studies: LL.D (Hon Edinburgh).
  • Publications: "The Story of Telford-The Rise of Civil Engineering" 1935.
  • Marital Status: Married (1900) Norah Isobel Monteith.
  • Mother: Hope Brown Paton.
  • Father: Alexander Easton Gibb, Civil Engineer.
  • War Service: 1914-18. Chief Engineer, ports construction, British Army in France 1916, Colonel RE. Civil Engineer in Chief to the Admiralty 1918.
  • References: DNB 1951-1960, 1971, 405-7; Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society, 5, 1959,75-85 signed G.P.Harrison and A.J.S.Pippard (portrait), 86 catalogue of publications; RSE Year Book 1960, 44-5; Who Was Who 5.
  • Memberships: FRS (1936), M.Inst.CE (1917, President 1936-7), Royal Meteorological Socoiety, FRGS, FGS, FZS.
  • Date of Election: 15/06/1914.
  • Proposers: J Mackay Bernard, Sir Thomas Hudson Beare, Ernest Maclagan Wedderburn, William Archer Tait (Billet 4/5, 25/5, 1/6/1914).
  • Fellow Type: OF.

SOURCE: Biographical index of former fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 1783-2002, pt. 1. A-J, page 352

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Brigadier General Sir Alexander Gibb, GBE, CB's Timeline

February 12, 1872
Broughty Ferry, Angus, Scotland
April 2, 1901
Age 29
May 18, 1907
Age 35
January 21, 1958
Age 85
Hartley Wintney, Hampshire, England