Basic Biographical Details

Name: John Brown Johnston
Designation: Architect
Born: 15 December 1913
Died: 25 August 1940
Bio Notes: John Brown Johnston was born on 15 December 1913, the son of John Johnston, aerated water salesman, and his wife, Christina Davidson Godsman. He was articled to D & J R McMillan from 1929 to 1934, attending part-time classes at Aberdeen School of Architecture. He continued with two years' full-time study, obtaining his diploma and passing the Professional Practice exam in 1936. In that year he returned to D & J R McMillan as assistant. He was admitted ARIBA on 12 April 1937, his proposers being R Leslie Rollo, John Ross McMillan and Douglas Stuart McMillan.

John Brown Johnston served with the Royal Engineers during the Second World War. He was wounded in action at sea. He died from his wounds at Hairmyres Hospital, East Kilbride on 25 August 1940.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 130, Bridge Street, Strichen, Aberdeenshire, ScotlandPrivate1937 *  

* 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 2D & J R McMillan19291934Apprentice 
Item 2 of 2D & J R McMillan1936After 1937Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3(Captain) Douglas Stuart McMillan12 April 1937for Associateship
Item 2 of 3John Ross McMillan12 April 1937for Associateship
Item 3 of 3Robert Leslie Rollo12 April 1937for Associateship


Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2H M Register HouseDeath Register  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no6392 (combined box 136)


© All rights reserved. RIAS Quarterly no47 Autumn 1934 

© All rights reserved. RIAS Quarterly no47 Autumn 1934