Basic Biographical Details

Name: Joseph Berkeley Cubey
Designation: Architect
Born: 2 May 1884
Died: 1 July 1916
Bio Notes: Joseph Berkeley Cubey was born on 2 May 1884 at 99 Hudson Street, Westoe, South Shields, County Durham. He was the seventh of eight children born to Thomas Cubey and Elizabeth Mary (née Banfield). Of his siblings, the first child of the eight did not survive infancy, and another died as a child.

Cubey was educated at South Shields Council School and was articled to James Walter Hanson from 1899 to 1905, remaining as assistant until 1906. In that year he moved to Newcastle where he joined John James Hill as assistant and attended Armstrong College. He left Hill later the same year to take a post in the office of Arthur Benjamin Plummer. He passed the qualifying exam in 1907 and was admitted ARIBA on 2 March the following year, his proposers being Plummer, Henry Clement Charlewood and William Glover. He subsequently practised in the Newcastle Land Valuation Office.

During the First World War Cubey served as a (temporary?) Captain in the 23rd (4th Tyneside Scottish) Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. He died whilst on active service in France on 1 July 1916 - the first day of the Battle of the Somme. He is buried in the Ovillers Military Cemetery, France. His death is also referred to on his parents' gravestone, in the Harton Cemetery, in South Shields.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 413, Osborne Avenue, South Shields, County Durham, EnglandPrivate   
Item 2 of 417, Winchester Street, South Shields, County Durham, EnglandPrivate1891 *  
Item 3 of 413, Grey Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, EnglandBusiness1908 *  
Item 4 of 425, Osborne Avenue, South Shields, County Durham, EnglandPrivateBefore 1908After 1914 

* earliest date known from documented sources.


RIBA Proposals

This architect proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 1John Alexander Black27 February 1911for Licentiateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 3British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914   
Item 2 of 3Scotland Census 18911891    
Item 3 of 3Scotland Census 19011901    

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Information from Mark Cubey, first cousin twice removed (email 12 October 2006)