Basic Biographical Details

Name: Thomas Wickham Milligan
Born: c. 1891
Died: c. 1923
Bio Notes: Thomas Wickham Milligan was born about 1891 in Hawick, the son of Robert Milligan, cycle agent and engineer and his wife Jemima. He was articled to James Pearson Alison of Hawick in 1905. He remained in his office until 1914 when he moved to Leeds to work as assistant to John Sydney Brocklesby, and subsequently moved again to Middlesbrough to work for George T Wellburn. He enlisted for active service in December 1915, and on his demobilisation in February 1919 returned to Alison's office as assistant. The following year he emigrated to South Africa, finding an appointment in the office of W G Moffat in Durban, and in 1921 joined Hawke & McKinley and C P Walgate of Cape Town as chief assistant. He passed the qualifying exam in June 1922 and was admitted ARIBA on 3 December 1923, his proposers being William Hawke, Franklin Kaye Kendall and Albert John Thompson. At that time he was still in the employment of Hawke & McKinley and C P Walgate.

He seems to have died in 1923 as a result of an injury received during the First World War.

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Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1Ashton Lodge, Antrim Road, South Anchor Bay, Cape Town, South AfricaPrivate1923 *  

* 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 7James Pearson Alison1905c. 1910Apprentice 
Item 2 of 7James Pearson Alisonc. 19101914Assistant 
Item 3 of 7Albert John Thompson1914Before 1915Assistant 
Item 4 of 7George T WellburnAfter 19141915Assistant 
Item 5 of 7James Pearson Alison19191920Assistant 
Item 6 of 7W G Moffat19201921Assistant 
Item 7 of 7Hawke & McKinley and C P Walgate1921After 1923Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3William Hawke3 December 1923for Associateship
Item 2 of 3Franklin Kaye Kendall3 December 1923for Associateship
Item 3 of 3Albert John Thompson3 December 1923for Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of Website of artefacts, for the recording of South African buildings 

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 A no3722 (microfilm reel 28)