Basic Biographical Details

Name: Harry Benvie Kebel Smith
Designation: Architect
Born: 21 May 1909
Died: 10 September 1940
Bio Notes: Harry Benvie Kebel Smith was born on 21 May 1909 at Cliffside, Wormit, Fife, the son of Harry Kebel Smith, wine merchant, and his wife Mary Elizabeth Myles. He studied architecture at the University of Liverpool but spent his vacations in Scotland. He joined the practice of James Glen Sivewright Gibson as assistant. At the time of his election to the RIBA, though he was working in London, he gave his permanent address as being in Dundee. His proposers were James Glen Sivewright Gibson, O T Savage and Walter Symington Athol Gibson.

Smith was killed on 10 September 1940 in an air raid while on fire watch during the Blitz. At that time he was living in Fulham.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 32, Grosvenor Terrace, Park Road, Dundee, ScotlandPrivate1933 Permanent address
Item 2 of 340, Nanville Road, Balham, London, EnglandPrivate1933  
Item 3 of 32, Devonshire Terrace, London, EnglandBusinessc. 1933  

Employment and Training

Employers

The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 1James Glen Sivewright Gibsonc. 1933 Assistant(?) 

RIBA

RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3James Glen Sivewright Gibsonc. 1933For Associateship
Item 2 of 3Walter Symington Athol Gordonc. 1933For Associateship
Item 3 of 3O T Savagec. 1933For Associateship

References

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 3Courtesy of Andrew Gray, nephew of Harry Benvie Kebel SmithInformation sent via 'Contact Us' on website Sent August 2012
Item 2 of 3England and WalesBirths, marriages and deaths  
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no 5094 (Box 56 Combined Papers)

Images

© All rights reserved. Courtesy of Andrew Gray, nephew of Kebel Smith, sent September 2012. 

© All rights reserved. Courtesy of Andrew Gray, nephew of Kebel Smith, sent September 2012.

© All rights reserved. Courtesy of Andrew Gray, nephew of Kebel Smith, sent September 2012. 

© All rights reserved. Courtesy of Andrew Gray, nephew of Kebel Smith, sent September 2012.