Basic Biographical Details

Name: William Caie Walker
Born: 17 February 1902
Died: 1940s
Bio Notes: William Caie Walker was born on 17 February 1902 at Torry, Nigg, Aberdeenshire, the son of James Walker, master of steam liners, and his wife Elspet Caie. He was articled to Jenkins & Marr of Aberdeen in 1919, spending three years with them whilst studying at Aberdeen School of Architecture, two years of his studies being in day classes. He received his diploma in 1924 and went on to obtain a post-diploma in 1930, meanwhile spending two years as assistant to Bradshaw Gass & Hope in Bolton, a similar period with Keppie & Henderson in Glasgow, and a year with G P K Young & Son in Perth. He was admitted ARIBA in late 1930 or early 1931, his proposers being Robert Leslie Rollo, Robert Gordon Wilson and George Morrison Hay. His nomination papers give no details of his current professional standing, only stating a private address of 'Elsinore', 261 Victoria Road, Aberdeen.

BY 1938-39 Walker had moved to a post in the City Architect's Department in Plymouth. He is no longer listed in the RIBA Kalendar for 1946-47. He may be the William C Walker who served as AC2 in the RAF and who died in 1943 or the William C Walker who served as a Sargeant with the Gloster Regiment and who died in 1940.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2Elsinore/261, Victoria Road, Aberdeen, ScotlandPrivate1930 *  
Item 2 of 2City Architect's Department, Rowe Street, Plymouth, Devon, EnglandBusiness1938 *  

* 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 5Jenkins & Marrc. 1920c. 1923Apprentice 
Item 2 of 5Bradshaw Gass & Hope1924 or 19251926 or 1927Assistant 
Item 3 of 5Keppie & Henderson1926 or 19271928 or 1929Assistant 
Item 4 of 5G P K Young & Sonc. 1929c. 1930Assistant 
Item 5 of 5Plymouth City Architect's Department1938 * Architect 

* earliest date known from documented sources.


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3George Morrison Hay1930 or 1931for Associateship
Item 2 of 3Robert Leslie Rollo1930 or 1931for Associateship
Item 3 of 3Robert Gordon Wilson (junior)1930 or 1931for Associateship


Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 3England and WalesBirths, marriages and deaths Military records
Item 2 of 3National Archives (via Scotlands People)Statutory births  
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no4599 (combined box 23)