Basic Biographical Details

Name: Thomas Wilson Gale
Designation: Architect
Born: 21 August 1912
Died: 2006
Bio Notes: Thomas Wilson Gale was born in 1912. He studied at Regent Street Polytechnic for six years and then had eighteen months practical experience of aerodrome contruction. He then worked as an assistant with E G W Souster in his office in Piccadilly, London. He then moved to a post with HM Office of Works followed by a period acting as Clerk of Works with Scotland Yard's Surveyors Department. ASt the time of his application for membership of the RIBA in 1957, proposed by Arthur A Gale and E Souster, he was working for the Air Ministry in London. He moved to Edinburgh sometime before 1972 to work for the SSHA where he was still working in 1975.

Gale died in Northumberland in 2006, his death being registered in June of that year.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 4Air Ministry/Bush House, Kingsway, London, EnglandBusiness1957 *  
Item 2 of 4The Briars, Ardleigh Green, Hornchurch, Essex, ScotlandPrivate1957  
Item 3 of 48, Grosvenor Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivateBefore 1970 *After 1975 
Item 4 of 424, Palmerston Place, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusinessBefore 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 4H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)1930s Assistant 
Item 2 of 4Ernest George William Sousterc. 1930 Assistant 
Item 3 of 4Air Ministry Works & Buildings Department1930s or 1940s Architect 
Item 4 of 4Scotland Yard Surveyors Department1930s or 1940s Clerk of Works 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 2Arthur A Gale1957For Licentiateship
Item 2 of 2Ernest George William Souster1957For Licentiateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2England and WalesBirths, marriages and deaths  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L no5306 (Combined Box 70)