Basic Biographical Details

Name: James Milne Munro Billing
Born: 19 June 1914
Died: 20 December 1942
Bio Notes: James Milne Munro Billing was born on 19 June 1914. His family must have had connections with James Milne Munro, after whom he was presumably named, and to whose son Charles Ernest Munro's practice of James Milne Munro & Son he was articled in 1930, studying at Glasgow School of Architecture from September 1933. During his holidays he travelled in Belgium in July 1934 and Germany
in August 1936. He remained in the Munro office until the latter year when he moved to that of James Taylor Thomson, who took his assistant William McCrea into partnership a year later as James Taylor Thomson & Partner. He achieved exemption from the final exam in December 1938 and was still in the Thomson office when he was admitted ARIBA on 6 March 1939, his proposers being William James Smith, Gavin Lennox and Joseph Weekes. He was also an Associate of the Glasgow Institute of Architects. He disappears from RIBA Kalendars after 1939.

Billing was missing, presumed dead, on 20 December 1942 in air operations during the Second World War.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1Stamford, Collylinn Road, Bearsden, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate1938 *  

* 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 3J M Monro & Son19301936Apprentice 
Item 2 of 3James Taylor Thomson19361937(?)Assistant 
Item 3 of 3James Taylor Thomson & McCrea (or Thomson & Partner)1937(?)After 1938Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Gavin Lennox6 March 1939for Associateship
Item 2 of 3(Professor) William James Smith6 March 1939for Associateship
Item 3 of 3Joseph Weekes6 March 1939for Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 1RIBA1939The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2H M Register HouseDeath Register  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no7068 (combined box 172)