Basic Biographical Details

Name: Ambrose Martin Thomson
Born: 8 October 1901
Died: 1965
Bio Notes: Ambrose Martin Thomson was born on 8 October 1901. He was articled to Wilfrid Fitzallan Crombie of Dumfries from 1920 to 1925 and after the completion of his articles was retained as junior assistant and latterly assistant. At the same time he attended continuation classes in building construction, art and practical geometry at Dumfries Academy. From 1932 had a post as assistant with Roxburgh County Council in the Property & Works Department. In 1935 he moved back to Dumfries where he intially worked as assistant in the Burgh Surveyor's office but latterly was promoted to senior assistant.

He was admitted LRIBA in 1947, proposed by John McLintock Bowie and The Glasgow Institute of Architects. He remained at the same address in Dumfries until after 1963.

Thomson died in Carlisle aged 64 between October and December 1965.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1Thorndene/39, Terregles Street, Dumfries, Dumfriesshire, ScotlandPrivate/business(?)1950 *After 1963 

* 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 4Wilfrid Fitzalan Crombie19201925Apprentice 
Item 2 of 4Roxburghshire County Architect's Department19321935AssistantIn the Property and Works Department
Item 3 of 4Dumfries Burgh Surveyor's Office1935 Assistant 
Item 4 of 4Dumfries Burgh Surveyor's Office1946 Senior Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 1John McLintock Bowie24 June 1947For Licentiateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 2RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 2RIBA1964The RIBA Kalendar 1963-64   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2England and WalesBirths, marriages and deaths  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L no6121 (Combined Box 120)