1. Memorial:Bray Military CemeteryII. D. 14.
2. Memorial:The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour10A GQS

Awards & Titles:


Early Life :

Born 1881 at Chebsey, Stone (1901) Eccleshall (1911), Staffordshire.

In 1911 he is recorded as a Steward working at the Greenwich Union Infirmary, Vanburgh Hill, Greenwich S.E. The 1901 census show him working in a similar capacity, but as a Master's Assistant at the Spiltals Workhouse, Stoke-upon-Trent Union, located at Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire.

Service Life:


Unit / Ship / Est.: 7/Worcestershire Regiment 

Action : France & Flanders 

France & Flanders covers all the dates and corresponding locations which are outside the official battle nomenclature dates on the Western Front. Therefore the actions in which these men died could be considered 'normal' trench duty - the daily attrition losses which were an everyday fact of duty on the Western Front.

Detail :

John Thomas Ibbs - Worcestershire Regiment Died of Wounds 20th March 1917.

According to the Worcestershire Regiment website, John's Great-Nephew provides an insight and account of the events leading to his death: "He was sent out on the night of March 15th 1917 (his 36th birthday) in command of a special patrol to try and penetrate the German front line. He was shot whilst approaching the German wire which fractured his left thigh. He was brought back to the trenches by his Corporal Harris, who carried him across no-mans land under fire. He was treated immediately and sent to the Casualty Clearing Station where he died on March 20th. He was married and had a daughter."

Further reference to a written account by user Glyde shows, "According to Stacke, page 244, 3rd para. from top, side margin 1/8th. 3rd line : "Strong patrols were constantly pushed forward; but the enemy's front line, at any rate, was still held, and on the evening of March 15th a too daring patrol of the 1/8th Worcestershire was badly punished(b). Footnote (b). 2nd Lieut. J. T. Ibbs was mortally wounded."

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Frederick Lodge of Unity No. 452 E.C.Surrey

17th February 1912
18th May 1912
21st September 1912

Recorded as a Steward, resident at Greenwich when initiated as shown in the contribution record of the lodge held at the United Grand Lodge of England. War service is recorded ended by the note of "Killed in Action May 1917." He is not amongst those recorded in the 1921 Book, but is recorded on the 1933 Scroll under Frederick Lodge of Unity No. 452.

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