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DICKIE, William Ernest

Born: 1891 06 15
Died: 1952 07 01


William Ernest Dickie was born on 15 June 1891. In early 1908 he began an apprenticeship which lasted over five years and involved more than one office, working initially with unspecified firms in Glasgow, Scotland and subsequently in Kimberley, South Africa. He commenced practice in Kimberley on completing his apprenticeship but after approximately a year, in September 1914, he joined the armed forces.

On demobilisation he practised on his own account in Glasgow for about two years. His activities in the early to mid-1920s are unclear but in from 1927 to 1930 he practised in Birmingham. In the latter year he joined the shipbuilding firm William Beardmore & Co of Glasgow as their consulting architect. He was admitted LRIBA on 3 April 1939, his proposers being Gavin Lennox, Daniel Walter MacMath and Thomas Forbes Maclennan; at that time he was still with Beardmore. He was a member of the Edinburgh Institute of Architects in 1939-40 although he was living in Glasgow.

[Entry extracted from Dictionary of Scottish Architects]