Easton, John

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Easton, John

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John Easton was born in Glasgow on the 28th of May, 1898, one of five children of Kate and James Easton, an assistant secretary. He attended The Glasgow School of Art from 1914 to 1916 and 1919 to 1923 as a part-time student in Architecture. Mary Easton, a female relative who lived at the same address on Dunard St, also studied at the School from 1918-19. During the First World War, he served in the Highland Light Infantry. After the war, he worked in Architecture, lecturing on building construction for the Glasgow Education Society from 1925 to 1934 and opening his principal practice in 1932 at 1 Blytheswood Square. He died at the Western Infirmary in 1977. John Easton is commemorated on The Glasgow School of Art's First World War Roll of Honour.

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Sources: Ancestry: http://www.ancestry.co.uk; The Dictionary of Scottish Architecture: http://www.scottisharchitects.org.uk.

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