Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||James Milne Munro Billing |
|Designation: ||Architect |
|Born: ||19 June 1914 |
|Died: ||20 December 1942 |
|Bio Notes: ||James Milne Munro Billing was born on 19 June 1914. His family must have had connections with James Milne Munro, after whom he was presumably named, and to whose son Charles Ernest Munro's practice of James Milne Munro & Son he was articled in 1930, studying at Glasgow School of Architecture from September 1933. During his holidays he travelled in Belgium in July 1934 and Germany |
in August 1936. He remained in the Munro office until the latter year when he moved to that of James Taylor Thomson, who took his assistant William McCrea into partnership a year later as James Taylor Thomson & Partner. He achieved exemption from the final exam in December 1938 and was still in the Thomson office when he was admitted ARIBA on 6 March 1939, his proposers being William James Smith, Gavin Lennox and Joseph Weekes. He was also an Associate of the Glasgow Institute of Architects. He disappears from RIBA Kalendars after 1939.
Billing was missing, presumed dead, on 20 December 1942 in air operations during the Second World War.
Private and Business Addresses
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|Stamford, Collylinn Road, Bearsden, Glasgow, Scotland||Private||1938 *|| || |
* earliest date known from documented sources.
Employment and Training
|The following books contain references to this architect:|
|RIBA||1939||The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940|| ||London: Royal Institute of British Architects|| |
|The following archives hold material relating to this architect:|
| ||Source||Archive Name||Source Catalogue No.||Notes|
|H M Register House||Death Register|| || |
|RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert Museum||RIBA Nomination Papers|| ||A no7068 (combined box 172)|