Basic Biographical Details

Name: Frederick Arthur Walker
Designation: Architect
Born: 14 March 1881
Died: 9 October 1940
Bio Notes: Frederick Arthur Walker was born on 14 March 1881 and was articled to Thomas Jerram Bailey of the London School Board from 1897, and to Stevenson & Redfern. He subsequently worked as an assistant to Frank Matcham, to Lewen Sharp, to William Gillbee Scott, to Wood & Kendrick of Birmingham, and to the LCC Schools Division.

Walker commenced independent practice in 1913, working in partnership with the Scottish architect John Black Hector, who had also been in the LCC Architects Department. The partnership was dissolved in 1915, when Walker enlisted in the Royal Engineers. He was invalided home in 1916 and recommenced practice. He later worked as architect to the Asiatic Petroleum Company in Shanghai from 1921 and in Saigon from 1927 to 1930, and practised in Margate from 1931 to 1939 in partnership with Robert Dalby Reeve as Reeve, Reeve & Walker. There, he was honorary architect to Margate Parish Church.

Walker died on 9 October 1940.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 4London, EnglandBusinessBefore 1913After 1916With the exception of war service 1915-16
Item 2 of 4Shanghai, ChinaBusiness19211927 
Item 3 of 4Saigon, VietnamBusiness19271930 
Item 4 of 4Margate, Kent, EnglandBusiness19311939 

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 7Thomas Jerram Bailey1897Before 1902Apprentice 
Item 2 of 7London School Board Architect's Office (LCC Education Committee)1897Before 1902Apprentice 
Item 3 of 7Stevenson & RedfernAfter 18971902(?)Apprentice 
Item 4 of 7London County Council Architects' Department (LCC Architects' Department)After 1902Before 1913AssistantIn Schools Division
Item 5 of 7Frank MatchamAfter 1902Before 1913Assistant 
Item 6 of 7William Gilbee ScottAfter 1902Before 1913Assistant 
Item 7 of 7Hector & Walker19131915Partner 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914