Basic Biographical Details

Name: William Affleck Dalgleish
Born: 3 December 1914
Died: 21 May 1980
Bio Notes: William Affleck Dalgleish was born on 3 December 1914 in Inverness. From August 1934 to September 1936 he was articled to William John Taylor of Carruthers, Ballantyne Cox & Taylor, Inverness and during this period he commenced the diploma course at the School of Architecture in Aberdeen. In June 1939 was awarded his diploma. The following month he became an assistant in the office of John Brown Nicol but was called up for military service in 1940 and served with the Royal Engineers. He was admitted ARIBA in 1942 at which time he was still with the Royal Engineers. His proposers were William John Taylor, John G Marr and John Alistair Ross.

In 1950-51 he gave his address as 18 Rubislaw Terrace, Aberdeen which may have been both his home and his office. He retired from a post in the City Architects Department, Aberdeen in 1979.

Dalgleish died on 21 May 1980 while on holiday in Sorrento in Italy. He was survived by his widow, Janet Elizabeth Dalgleish.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 5Broad Street, Aberdeen, ScotlandBusiness 1979 
Item 2 of 55, Charles Street, Inverness, Inverness-shire, ScotlandPrivate1946 *  
Item 3 of 5ED L/Cpl, Royal Engineers, HM Forces, ScotlandBusiness1946 *  
Item 4 of 518, Rubislaw Terrace, AberdeenPrivate/business(?)c. 1950 *  
Item 5 of 5Tynes/160, Craigton Road, Aberdeen, ScotlandPrivateBefore 19601970s 

* 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 3William John TaylorAugust 1934September 1936Apprentice 
Item 2 of 3James Brown NicolJuly 1939 Assistant 
Item 3 of 3Aberdeen City Architect's Department (later City of Aberdeen District Council Architects Division)1970s1979Architect 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3John Gibb Marr17 November 1942For Associateship
Item 2 of 3John Alistair Ross17 November 1942For Associateship
Item 3 of 3William John Taylor17 November 1942For Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 5RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 5RIBA1961Kalendar 1960-61   
Item 3 of 5RIBA1965The RIBA Kalendar   
Item 4 of 5RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 5 of 5RIBA1979Directory of members   

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 no 8089 (Combined Box 2030