Basic Biographical Details

Name: Harry Anderson Mochrie
Born: 1 December 1898
Died: March 1970
Bio Notes: Harry Anderson Mochrie was born on 1 December 1898 at Broomfield Place, Stenhousemuir, the son of James Mochrie, clothier, and his wife Alison Thomson Anderson. He was articled to T Andrew Millar of Glasgow from 1915 to 1921, attending the Science & Art School, Falkirk in 1915-16 and the Royal Technical College and Glasgow School of Architecture in 1920-21, and spending a certain period on war service.

In 1920 he secured the post of assistant to J M Monro & Son. In 1926 he moved to the office of Donald John Cameron, in 1929 to that of Birkenhead Borough Surveyor R W Johnston, and in 1930 to work in Leicester under the City Surveyor A J Gooseman, who was a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers. Mochrie was admitted ARIBA in late 1940, his proposers being Kenneth Palmer, chief architect of Leicester Corporation, and two others (seemingly a G Monro and an A Harrason).

He attained the position of Chief Assistant Architect for the City Corporation. He retired age 65 in 1963.

He died in March 1970.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2Town Hall, Leicester, Leicestershire, EnglandBusiness1940 * presumably working for Leicester Corporation
Item 2 of 2Heathcote/2, Cooden Avenue, Western Park, Leicester, Leicestershire, EnglandPrivateBefore 1940After 1955 

* 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 6Leicester Corporation  Assistant Chief 
Item 2 of 6Thomas Andrew Millar19151921Apprenticeinterrupted by war service
Item 3 of 6J M Monro & Son19211926Assistant 
Item 4 of 6Donald John Cameron19261929Assistant 
Item 5 of 6Birkenhead Borough Surveyor's Office19291930Assistantunder R W Johnston, Borough Surveyor
Item 6 of 6Leicester Corporation1930 * ArchitectWorking under A J Gooseman, City Surveyor.

* earliest date known from documented sources.


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 1Kenneth PalmerLate 1940for Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 2RIBA1961Kalendar 1960-61   
Item 2 of 2RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 3England and WalesBirths, marriages and deaths  
Item 2 of 3National Archives (via Scotlands People)Statutory births  
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no7726 (combined box 197)