Basic Biographical Details

Name: John Douglas Dixon Watt
Designation: Architect
Born: c. 1884
Died: 1 July 1916
Bio Notes: John Douglas Dixon Watt was born c.1884 and articled to James Strang in Falkirk from 1900 to 1905, remaining with him as an assistant. During that period he attended Falkirk School of Art and the Glasgow School of Architecture under Eugène Bourdon and Charles Gourlay. He passed the qualifying exam in 1909 and was admitted ARIBA on 29 November of that year, his proposers being John Slater, Edward Guy Dawber and George Hubbard, all of London: unusually it seems unlikely that he knew any of them. He was reported missing on the first day of the Battle of the Somme, 1 July 1916.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2Vicar Street, Falkirk, Stirlingshire, ScotlandPrivate/business(?)1909 *  
Item 2 of 2Wellside Place, Falkirk, Stirlingshire, ScotlandPrivate/business(?)Before 1909After 1914 

* earliest date known from documented sources.

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 2James Strang19001905Apprentice 
Item 2 of 2James Strang1905 Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3(Sir) Edward Guy Dawber29 November 1909for Associateship
Item 2 of 3George Hubbard29 November 1909for Associateship
Item 3 of 3John Slater29 November 1909for Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 2British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914   
Item 2 of 2Who's Who in Architecture1914    

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2RIBA JournalAugust 1918v25London: Royal Institute of British Architectsp233
Item 2 of 2RIBA JournalNovember 1918v26London: Royal Institute of British Architectsp23

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A v19 no2031