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Charles William Glass was born in Pollokshields, Glasgow on 22nd April 1892 to Olivia Reid (née Moore) and Robert Laidlaw Glass, a letterpress printer and publisher. Glass attended The Glasgow School of Art from 1909 to 1914 as a part time student of Architecture. During the First World War, Glass served as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders battalion. A Charles Wilson Glass is noted on the Dictionary of Scottish Architects website and it is possible that this
Source relates to our records. The information provided tells us that Glass was articled to Bryden & Robertson of Glasgow from 1909 to 1913 whilst a student of The Glasgow School of Art, and in 1914 he spent six months as draughtsman to Bryden & Robertson before moving to H M Office of Works. Only three months after working, his new career was interrupted by military service. Glass was posted to Belgium, France, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Serbia and Bulgaria. After the war in 1919 he resumed his employment with the Office of Works, this time as Assistant Architect in the Chinese office. He transferred to a similar post in the London office in 1925 and passed the Special Examination at the RIBA in December the following year. He was admitted ARIBA on 28th March 1927, his proposers being James Cumming Wynnes, Frederick Chatterton and John Hatton Markham. At that time, Glass was still working in the London Office of Works, and was living in Sandy Lane, Cheam, Surrey. A Charles W. Glass is noted to have died in March 1964 in Bermondsey, London. Charles W. Glass is commemorated on The Glasgow School of Art's First World War Roll of Honour.
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