Basic Biographical Details

Name: William Fraser Milne
Designation: Architect
Born: 5 August 1912
Died: 28 March 2000
Bio Notes: William Fraser Milne was born at Ferryport-on-Craig on 5 August 1912, the son of James Pedersen Milne, sea-going engineer, and his wife Marjory Spence. They had married on 29 June 1909. From August 1929 Milne studied part-time at the School of Architecture, Dundee College of Art amd at the same time served his articles with Thoms & Wilkie. In September 1934 after he had completed the course and his articles he was appointed to a post on the staff of the City Architect's Department in Dundee. This was located ta that date in City Square in Dundee.

He was a member of the Dundee Institute of Architects in 1939-40. He worked from 87 Magdalen Yard Road at that time. He was elected ARIBA in 1947, proposed by Donald Ross, William Salmond and John Donald Mills. By 1950 he had moved to Roxburghshire and was based in Newtown St Boswells and may have worked for the Roxburgh County Architect's Department. He resigned from RIBA in 1972 when his address was 35 Chester Street, Edinburgh.

He died on 28 March 2000 at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. His wife Matilda Lynch had predeceased him but he was survived by his son F Fraser Milne.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 420, Springvalley Gardens, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate 2000 
Item 2 of 487, Magdalen Yard Road, Dundee, ScotlandBusiness1939 or 1940  
Item 3 of 427, Park Crescent, Newtown St Boswells, Roxburghshire, ScotlandPrivate(?)1950 *  
Item 4 of 435, Chester Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness(?)1972  

* 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 2Thoms & WilkieAugust 1929 Apprentice 
Item 2 of 2Dundee City Architect's DepartmentSeptember 1934 Assistant 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 2RIBA1939The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 2RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 3H M Register HouseDeath Register  
Item 2 of 3National Archives (via Scotlands People)Statutory births  
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no8981 (Combined Box 220)