Basic Biographical Details

Name: George Wilson Fleming
Born: 30 June 1913
Died: 4 June 1977
Bio Notes: George Wilson Fleming was born on 30 June 1913, the son of George Fleming, mill finisher, and his wife Janet Milne Wilson. From October 1930 he attended evening classes at Dundee School of Architecture and during the day was at the same period articled in the practice of Johnston & Baxter. In the summer of 1936 he worked as a junior assistant with McLaren Soutar & Salmond. He was awarded his diploma in architecture in December 1938 and had moved by then to another junior assistant post, this time with Perth & Kinross Council. However in February 1940 he was drafted into the Royal Engineers as an architectural draftsman and he remained there until demobilisation in December 1945. He sat the professional practice exam in July 1946 and was elected ARIBA on 10 December of that year, proposed by William James Smith who described Fleming in his statement as 'very reliable', Charles Geddes Soutar, and William Salmond.

His home address in 1950 was in Monifieth where he remained for the rest of his life.

He died at Ninewells Hospital, Dundee on 4 June 1977. He never married.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3c/o Mrs McIver/39, Glover Street, Craigie, Perth, Perthshire, ScotlandPrivate1946 *  
Item 2 of 3Newton Lea, Monifieth, Angus, ScotlandPrivate1950 *  
Item 3 of 35, East Navarre Street, Angus, ScotlandPrivate(?)c. 19631978 

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 4Johnston & BaxterOctober 1930September 1934Apprentice 
Item 2 of 4Maclaren Soutar SalmondJuly 1936September 1936Junior Assistant 
Item 3 of 4Perth & Kinross County Council Architects' DepartmentSeptember 1938February 1940Junior Assistant 
Item 4 of 4Perth & Kinross County Council Architects' DepartmentDecember 1945After 1946Junior Assistant 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 3RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 3RIBA1964The RIBA Kalendar 1963-64   
Item 3 of 3RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no8798 (Combined Box 217)