Lieutenant Reginald Nigel Gipps, born 1891

Reginald Nigel Gipps aged 21 in 1913 at The Sycamores
(Photo taken by Malcolm Romer, future husband to Reginald's Sister Evelyn.

Reginald Nigel Gipps with his sister Evelyn

November 1914: on 7th November 1914 Reginald Nigel was killed at Ypres. His war memorial  on the The Menin Gate Memorial in Belgium can be seen on the Commonwealth War Grave Commission's web site and on Find a Grave.

Reginald Nigel Gipps gave his sister Evelyn away in marriage only in the previous June as seen above.
An extract from the War Diary: First Battalion, Scots Guards says:

"The 4th [November 1914] was a comparatively quiet day, on which a point d'appui was made at a burnt farm-house near Gheluvelt. In this position the line remained till the 7th, suffering from German artillery fire on each day. On the 4th and 5th reinforcements of 110 men arrived, and Lieutentants R. N. Gipps and F. A. Monckton were killed on the 7th."

The Times (London, England), Wednesday, Nov 18, 1914


Below is a photo of the Gipps Memorial located inside the Victoria Road cemetery chapel in Farnborough [Credit: Jo Gosney]. Unfortunately, this chapel is under a threat of demolition and a local historian Arthur Lunn has been campaigning to save it for a number of years.

The memorial plaque in Victoria Road cemetery chapel

The memorial in Surrey County Cricket Club at The Oval in Kennington, London (Credit: Philip Paine)

Reginald Nigel Gipps' medal index card

Reginald Nigel Gipps' medal index card