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Henry Gibbins, American army officer. Awarded Mexican border and Victory medals.


Gibbins, Henry was born on May 20, 1877 in Knoxville, Tennessee, United States. Son of William E. and Ellen M. (Henry) Gibbins.


Educated Holbrook College, Knoxville, 1894-1895. Graduate Mounted Service School (United States Army), 1910, Army School of the Line, 1916.


National Guard, 1896. First lieutenant 3d Tennessee Infantry, May 1898-January 1899. 2d and First lieutenant, 31st United States 1899-1901.

Second in command Lieutenant cavalry, regular army, February 2, 1901. Promoted through grades to colonel, August 31, 1929. Assistant to quartermaster general, with rank of brigadier general, February 6, 1935-April 1, 1936.

Appointed-quartermaster general, with rank of major general, April 1, 1936. Retired April 1, 1940. Participated in Spanish-American War, Philippine Insurrection, Cuban Occupation and World War.


Married Grace McGonigle, January 19, 1907. Children: Margaret, Henry, Jr, Enlisted in Tennessee.

William E. Gibbins

Ellen M. (Henry) Gibbins

Grace McGonigle

Margaret Gibbins

Henry Gibbins

Jr Gibbins

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