Robert Reid

Architect; JHKM employee

Architect Robert Reid (1884–1927) was born in Alloa, Clackmannanshire. He was articled to Honeyman, Keppie & Mackintosh from 1902 until around February 1908. 1 To supplement his office training, Reid enrolled at Glasgow Technical College in 1902, remaining until 1904, and qualifying for a second-class certificate in building construction. 2 Concurrently, he enrolled at the Glasgow School of Art during the session 1902–3. 3

Reid took the Glasgow Technical College's architecture course from 1904 to 1906. This covered 'orders ... mouldings ... Ancient and Classic Architecture ... the Mediaeval styles in England, with ... ornament of each period'. Other classes covered stress diagrams, beams, riveting, girders and roofs. 4 On 4 April 1908, five weeks after his final salary payment from Honeyman, Keppie & Mackintosh, Reid set out for Montreal to join relatives, sailing from Glasgow aboard the S.S. Grampian. 5

Although he had given his profession on the incoming passenger lists as 'architect', by January 1915, when he married Catherine E. Thomson in British Columbia, Reid was working as a rancher. 6 Little is known of the rest of his life. He served in France during the First World War. 7 He died in Kamloops, British Columbia, on 27 October 1928 and was buried at Blind Bay, B.C. 8

Notes:

1: The Hunterian, University of Glasgow: John Honeyman & Keppie / Honeyman, Keppie & Mackintosh /Keppie Henderson cash book, GLAHA 53079, pp. 74 and 116.

2: Student Records and Prospectuses, information kindly provided by Dr Anne Cameron, Andersonian Library, University of Strathclyde, August 2013.

3: Student Registers, information kindly provided by the Glasgow School of Art Archives, August 2013.

4: Student Records and Prospectuses, information kindly provided by Dr Anne Cameron, Andersonian Library, University of Strathclyde, August 2013.

5: The Hunterian, University of Glasgow: John Honeyman & Keppie / Honeyman, Keppie & Mackintosh / Keppie Henderson cash book, GLAHA 53079, p. 116; 'Robert W. Reid', Glasgow–Halifax, S.S. Grampian, arrival 14 April 1908, Canadian Passenger Lists, 1865–1935, online resource, www.ancestry.co.uk [accessed 30 April 2014].

6: 'Robert Wanlock Reid', Reg. No. 1915-09-143336, British Columbia, Canada, Marriage Index, 1872–1935.

7: 'Robt W. Reid', Service No. 430154, Canada, War Graves Registers (Circumstances of Casualty), 1914–1948, www.ancestry.co.uk; Peter Broznitsky, 2012, '3rd Pioneer Battalion', (Military History), Russians & Ukrainians in the C.E.F. 1914–1919, www.russiansinthecef.ca [accessed 30 April 2014].

8: 'Robt W. Reid', Service No. 430154, Canada, War Graves Registers (Circumstances of Casualty), 1914–1948, www.ancestry.co.uk [accessed 30 April 2014].