Basic Biographical Details

Name: William A Robb
Born: 1887
Died: 11 January 1923
Bio Notes: William Alexander Robb was born in 1887 to Police Constable James Robb and his wife Margaret Robertson. He studied at Glasgow School of Art, gaining several scholarships and prizes. Thereafter he was articled to John Archibald Campbell, remaining as assistant with Campbell & Hislop and was 'engaged on important buildings for which they were reponsible'. During this period be made several study tours in Italy and on the Continent. He then secured a post as architect to the Caledonian Railway Company, later the London Midland and Scottish Railway Company and was 'held in high esteem' by his his employers.

He died at Buchanan Street Railway Station of heart problems, at the young age of 36 on 11 January 1923.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness   

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 5John Archibald Campbellc. 19071908Apprentice 
Item 2 of 5Campbell & Hislop1908c. 1912(?)Apprentice 
Item 3 of 5Caledonian Railway Company Architect's and Engineer's DepartmentAfter 19081923Architect 
Item 4 of 5Campbell & Hislopc. 1912(?) Assistant 
Item 5 of 5London Midland and Scottish Railway Company19231923Architect 


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this :
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder23 January 1923  p154