John Allen Gibb

Leading Stoker John Allen Gibb died of pneumonia while docked in Belfast, Co. Antrim on 8th February 1941. The Scotsman's grave is in Belfast City Cemetery.

Leading Stoker

John Allen Gibb

NAP 953507

Scottish Merchant Navy man and Leading Stoker John Allen Gibb died of acute lobar pneumonia while his ship HMS Cilicia was docked at Victoria Wharf, Belfast, Co. Antrim.

Leading Stoker John Allen Gibb (NAP 953507) served in the Merchant Navy during World War Two. Born on 2nd May 1901 in Finnieston, Glasgow, Scotland, he was the husband of Mary Gibb (née Burns) of Possilpark, Glasgow, Scotland.

He died at Victoria Wharf, Belfast, Co. Antrim on 8th February 1941 aged 39 years old. At the time, the Leading Stoker served on board HMS Cilicia. Merchant Navy documents list his cause of death as acute lobar pneumonia.

John Allen Gibb’s grave is in Glenalina Extension, Section D, Grave 121 of Belfast City Cemetery, Belfast, Co. Antrim. His headstone bears the inscription:

In loving memory of my dear husband John who passed away suddenly while on active service.

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