Basic Biographical Details

Name: Thomas Morgan Forrest
Born: 21 May 1879
Bio Notes: Thomas Morgan Forrest was born on 21 May 1879 and was articled to George Penrose Kennedy Young of Perth on 12 July 1895. On completion of his apprenticeship four years later he moved to Carlisle where he worked for fourteen months as assistant to Thomas Taylor Scott. He may have taken time off to travel thereafter, as it was not until May 1901 that he took his next appointment, as assistant to Charles H Dorman of Dorman & Son, Northampton. In January 1902 he joined Vallance & Westwick of Mansfield, Nottinghamshire as assistant, remaining with them for just over three years before returning to Perth to commence practice on his own account on 1 June 1905. He emigrated to Canada in April 1907 and in early May joined Peden & McLaren of Montreal as senior assistant, Thomas McLaren having been a fellow apprentice with him in G P K Young's office in Perth. He left the following year due to a decline in the firm's business, and found a new position in the office of Saxe & Archibald, also in Montreal, the latter firm being described by McLaren as 'one of the best firms in the City'. Forrest was still with Saxe & Archibald when he was admitted LRIBA on 16 January 1911, his proposers being McLaren, and G P K Young, and Charles Petwood Carter.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 129 Baron's Court/86, Greene Avenue, Westmount, Montreal, CanadaPrivate1911 *  

* 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 6George Penrose Kennedy Young12 July 189510 July 1899Apprentice 
Item 2 of 6Thomas Taylor Scott12 July 18998 September 1900Assistant 
Item 3 of 6C Dorman & Son13 May 190125 January 1902Assistant 
Item 4 of 6Vallance & Westwick19 March 19021 June 1905Assistant 
Item 5 of 6Peden & McLaren8 May 190714 March 1908Senior Assistant 
Item 6 of 6Saxe & Archibald12 July 1908After 1910Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Charles Petwood Carter16 January 1911for Licentiateship
Item 2 of 3Thomas McLaren16 January 1911for Licentiateship
Item 3 of 3George Penrose Kennedy Young16 January 1911for Licentiateship

Buildings and Designs

This was involved with the following buildings or structures from the date specified (click on an item to view details):
 Date startedBuilding nameTown, district or villageIslandCity or countyCountryNotes
Item 1 of 3c. 1906Cottages for T & A ForrestPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 2 of 3c. 1906Dwellings for Alexander GrahamPerth PerthshireScotlandRestoration
Item 3 of 3c. 1906Tenements for P & C GrayPerth PerthshireScotland 


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 L v8 no451 (microfilm reel 31)