Currie, Murdoch

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Currie, Murdoch

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Murdoch Currie was born in Glasgow on 22nd December 1897, son of Helen Stark and Murdoch Currie, a boiler man. Currie attended The Glasgow School of Art from 1914 to 1916 as a student of Architecture. During the First World War, Currie served in the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. After the war, Currie returned to GSA to continue his studies as a draughtsman in Architecture from 1920-1924. Also after returning from his service in the war, Currie continued to work as an architectural apprentice for Stewart and Paterson until 1921 when he became a draughtsman. In 1924, he held a post as an assistant with the Education Authority of Glasgow. In 1937, he married Isabella Catherine Campbell. He died on 5th November 1989 and was predeceased by a son. Currie is commemorated on The Glasgow School of Art's First World War Roll of Honour.

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Sources: the dictionary of Scottish Architects: http://www.scottisharchitects.org.uk; Scotland's People: http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk.

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