Hinshelwood, John

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John Hinshelwood was born on 21 May 1907, the son of Hugh Hinshelwood, engineer's draughtsman, and his wife Annie McKenzie Cluny. He was articled to John McKissack & Son of Glasgow in 1923, remaining as chief assistant after completing his apprenticeship and studying at Glasgow High School, Glasgow Technical College and Glasgow School of Architecture where he received his certificate in 1929. During the second world war he served under the Commander of the Royal Engineers, first in Glasgow as architectural and civil engineering assistant and subsequently, from February 1941, as clerk of works, supervising the construction of several large military camps. He was elected ARIAS on 21 October 1941 and was admitted LRIBA on 14 April 1942, his proposers being Charles Ernest Monro, John Wilson and the then secretary of the RIAS. At that time he was based in the Garrison Engineer's Office in Stranraer and had been teaching building construction for a year at the Wigtownshire Education Authority evening classes. It would appears that he moved to Glasgow sometime before 1950. Hinshelwood resigned his membership of the RIBA in 1973 and died on 25 March 1990 at Gartnavel General Hospital, Glasgow, survived by his wife Margaret Simpson and at least one daughter who lived in Glasgow.


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