Basic Biographical Details

Name: Frederick William Griffiths
Born: 2 October 1912
Died: 1944
Bio Notes: Frederick William Griffiths was born on 2 October 1912; it is not clear whether he was Scottish. He attended the first four years of the five-year diploma course at Liverpool School of Architecture from October 1930 until March 1934 when ill-health forced him to discontinue his studies. He resumed his professional activities in October 1935 when he found employment as an assistant in the office of McNair & Elder in Glasgow. Whilst with that firm he attended classes at Glasgow School of Architecture in 1936-7, obtaining his diploma in June and passing the Professional Practice exam in July of the latter year. This enabled him to be admitted ARIBA on 6 December, his proposers being Thomas Harold Hughes, Lionel Bailey Budden of Liverpool and Ernest William Marshall of London, his connection with the latter being unclear. At that time Griffiths was still working for McNair & Elder and was living at 5 Parkgrove Terrace, Glasgow. By 1939 his address was given as 1 Woodlands Drive; it is unclear whether this was solely a private address or whether he had commenced independent practice.

Griffiths served as a warrant officer with the RAF in World War 2 and was killed in 1944.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3Liverpool, EnglandPrivateBefore 19301934 or 1935 
Item 2 of 35, Parkgrove Terrace, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate1937 *1938 
Item 3 of 31, Woodlands Drive, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate/business(?)Before 1939After 1940 

* 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 1McNair & ElderOctober 1935After September 1937Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Lionel Bailey Budden6 December 1937for Associateship
Item 2 of 3Thomas Harold Hughes6 December 1937for Associateship
Item 3 of 3Ernest William Marshall6 December 1937for Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 1Post Office Directories     

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 deaths
Item 2 of 3Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Additional information from Iain Paterson
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no6510 (combined box 143)