Basic Biographical Details

Name: William Hawke
Designation: Architect
Born: 21 January 1872
Died: 4 January 1938
Bio Notes: William Hawke was born on 21 January 1872 in Grenoble, France of English parents and educated in England. He served his articles with W S Dobell in Exeter and gained early experience chiefly in the offices of William Caröe, Goldie, Child & Goldie and Sir Aston Webb & E Ingress Bell. In the latter office he met William Nicol McKinlay, and they subsequently entered into partnership, practising in Croydon and later, from 1905, in South Africa. Hawke died on 4 January 1938 in Cape Town.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2Croydon, London, EnglandBusiness18971905 
Item 2 of 2The Rhodes Building, St George's Street, Cape Town, South AfricaBusiness1905  

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 2(Sir) Aston Webb & E Ingress Bell    
Item 2 of 2Hawke & McKinley and C P Walgate1921 * Partner 

* 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 3Thomas Wickham Milligan3 December 1923for Associateship
Item 2 of 3James MorrisLate 1910for Licentiateship
Item 3 of 3James MorrisMid 1933for Fellowship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of Website of artefacts, for the recording of South African buildings 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Journal25 April 1938v45London: Royal Institute of British Architectsp623 - obituary