George Everard Gibbons, standing 5 feet 10 inches tall, enlisted in the 6th Battalion of the South Staffordshire Regiment on 2 September 1914. He transferred to the Royal Flying Corps in 1916 and served as an observer until November. On 21 March 1918, having joined 62 Squadron as a Bristol Fighter pilot, he was appointed Flight Commander with the rank of temporary Captain. He and his observers scored seventeen victories in 1918.
British Army WWI Pension Records 1914-1920
Military Cross (MC)
T./Capt. George Everard Gibbons, Gen. List and R.A.F.
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He has lately destroyed three enemy machines and driven down others out of control. He has always shown great gallantry and keenness, and has commanded his flight with distinction, performing invaluable services in training young officers in the squadron.
Lieut. (A./Capt.) George Everard Gibbons, M.C. (FRANCE)
On 4th August, when leading a patrol, his formation was attacked by twenty enemy aeroplanes. Seeing one of our Bristol fighters, in difficulties with its propeller, being attacked by one of the enemy machines, he dived and drove it down to crash; when climbing back to join his formation his observer shot down another enemy machine. In addition to the foregoing Capt. Gibbons has destroyed four enemy aeroplanes and driven down three out of control. The gallantry in action he invariably displays sets an inspiriting example to those with whom he serves.