West – Row 27 – 1 Gibb
Erected by ANDREW GIBB in memory of his wife JANE IRVINE who died at Kelso 23rd November 1941 aged 58 years.
Also his son ALEXANDER (SANDY) killed by enemy action 18th November 1940 in his 22nd year interred in Kelso Cemetery.
Also his daughter JANE who died in infancy.
Also the above ANDREW GIBB who died 13th May 1945 aged 64 years.
Lance Corporal Alexander Gibb, ” A” Coy. 6th Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He was killed in England on 18th November 1940 and is buried in Kelso Churchyard. The Battalion had been based at Theydon Bois pleasure park whilst the Blitz on London was going on.. Two platoon billets of ” A” Coy. were hit by a German land mine and 30 men were killed with a further 60 wounded.
When Andrew Gibb was born on 14 June 1910 in Coldstream, Berwickshire, his father, Andrew, was 29 and his mother, Jane, was 26. He had two brothers.