Munro, William Scott

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William Scott Munro was born in Eastwood, Renfrewshire, on the 20th of February 1891, one of 4 children of Agnes Roberta Munro (née Brown) and William Munro (Snr.), a bookkeeper. William attended evening classes at The Glasgow School of Art from 1912 to 1915 as a part-time student of architecture. Moving from the family home in Firbank, Milngavie, William resided at 759 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow, during his final year (1914-1915) at The Glasgow School of Art before joining the war effort.

During the First World War, William served in in the Royal Horse Artillery regiment.

According to, "The RHA was responsible for light, mobile guns that provided firepower in support of the cavalry. It was the senior arm of the artillery, but the one that developed and grew least during the Great War. In 1914 the establishment was one battery to each Brigade of Cavalry. A battery had six 13-pounder field guns, and included 5 officers and 200 men."

After the war, he worked as an architect and produced the feuing plan for the Hazelwood estate in Dumbreck, Glasgow, in 1923 as well as the designs for a house at 37 Second Avenue in the same estate.

Still resident at 759 Pollokshaws Road, William married Elizabeth Marshall McColl, a draper's assistant, on the 25th of April 1928 at 29 Waterside Street, Strathaven. Then, from around 1928 until 1939 (or later), he was part of an architectural firm at 182 Trongate, Glasgow; the same address as the noted architect, John Fairweather.

William died, aged sixty-one, of coronary thrombosis on December 13th 1952 at his residence at 51 Minard Road, Glasgow.

William Scott Munro 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:; Scotland's People:;; The Long Long Trail:


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