St. Mary’s vicar, Arthur Adam Taylor Crosse, writes in the Waxham Deanery Magazines, June 1918:

“Walter Gibbs, who was a fine type of British sailor, died of pneumonia in the Naval Hospital at Chatham. His mother and sister were able to be with him, and it is a great comfort to them to have been able to cheer him in his last hours. He, like his soldier comrade, was a fine boy, and a credit to this village and the service which he joined. We offer to his parents our deep sympathy in this great sorrow.”

David Belsten