Basic Biographical Details

Name: Duncan Turner Thomson
Designation: Architect
Born: 23 December 1888 or 23 December 1889
Bio Notes: Duncan Turner Thomson was born in Huntly, Aberdeenshire on 23 December 1888, the son of Dr Alexander Thomson and his wife Mary Jane. He was articled to Honeyman Keppie & Mackintosh in 1906 or 1907. He was a student at Glasgow School of Art and Glasgow School of Architecture from 1905 to 1911 and again in 1913-14, by which date he had been appointed assistant to Peter Macgregor Chalmers.

Duncan Thomson enlisted at the start of World War I and served with the Highland Light Infantry. He was killed in action on 30 July 1915.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 18, Hamilton Park Terrace, Hillhead, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivateBefore 1905After 1914 

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 2Honeyman, Keppie & Mackintosh1906 or 1907Before 1913Apprentice 
Item 2 of 2Peter Macgregor Chalmers1913 * Assistant 

* earliest date known from documented sources.


Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2Jamie Cuthbert, great great nephew of Duncan Turner ThomsonInformation to website from Jamie Cuthbert Sent July 2008.
Item 2 of 2Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Research by Iain Paterson (from GSA records and annual reports)