Synopsis

1882 Born Musselburgh, Scotland
1897 Begins apprenticeship and enrols at E.C.A.
1905 Achieved first class pass in Modelling Design (Stage II) at E.C.A.
1910 Head of a 'Gypsie Girl'
1913 Exhibited bust of a boy at R.S.A. and 'The Standard bearer' at Stirling exhibition.
1914 Appointed teacher at E.C.A. ( pre 1914 exhibited 'A Boy Putting a Stone' / 'A Girl Skipping' / 'Saint Cecilia' and bust of T.R. Buchanan at RSA exhibitions)
Pre 1916 working on restoration work, Saint Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall / Eilean Donan Castle / Saint Conan's Kirk, Lochawe
1916 Joins Royal Artillery in Belgium / glazed model of 'The Gunner' exhibited at RSA exhibition /
1918 Elected Associate of the R.S.A. / ‘The Gunner’ and ' With Bayonet and Bomb' (sketch model) exhibited R.S.A.
1919 Bronze 'With Bayonet and Bomb' (sketch model)exhibited at RSA.
1920 Bronze 'Jock' exhibited at RSA / War memorials Lochawe / Killin / Ayr Police Constabulary / Candlish Church war memorial, Merchiston, Edinburgh.
1921 War memorials Walkerburn / Auchtermuchty / St. Margaret’s Hope / Memorial tablets for Morningside Church, Edinburgh & Musselburgh U.I. Church /
1922 War memorials Dornoch / Forres / Blairgowrie / Tranent / Newburgh / The Wilkie Memorial Peebles / Stone font for Leuchers Old Parish Church / Hughes Onslow Memorial / Sketch model for Keith War Memorial / Memorial stone at Laurieston Castle / Bust of 'Betty' exhibited at R.S.A.
1923 War memorials Oban / Kinghorn / Berwick on Tweed / Fraserbugh / North Berwick / Newburgh / Menstrie / Ayr Yeomanry / George Heriot's School Memorial, Edinburgh / Animal Wall extension, Cardiff Castle - 'Vulture', 'Leopard' & 'Kangaroo'
1926 South African Scottish War Memorial, Pretoria /
1927 On site work for Scottish-American war memorial by R. Tait MacKenzie
1928 Appointed Head of Sculpture at E.C.A. / Lintel Stone for Dunnottar Castle
1929 Elected full academician to R.S.A. / ‘Wallace’ Edinburgh Castle / 'The Kiss', temporary diploma work, a small bronze of lovers kissing
1930 ‘The Kiss’ exhibited as temporary diploma work / executed figures for sanitorium of new Merchiston Castle School Buildings at Colinton, Edinburgh.
1931 ‘Geology’, King's Buildings, Edinburgh University / 'Christ and the Woman of Samaria at the Well' stone relief and other figures at Reid Memorial Church, Edinburgh / Fireplace for Eilean Donan Castle / bronze tablet to Sir Walter Scott, Jedburgh / Restorations Dean Castle / bronze Madonna exhibited at exhibition of modern church art, Dunblane Cathedral)
1932 Tablet to Sir William A. Smith, St. Gile’s Cathedral, Edinburgh / 'Hail Caledonia' (statuette) / Plaque to 'Sir Walter Scott', Jedburgh /
1933 Memorial plaque to Sir John Grodon, Bart. of Haddo, Saint Gile's Cathedral / Pelican Panel for Little Sisters of the Poor, Edinburgh/
1934 Ritchie Memorial panel, Dunblane Cathedral / Memorial Cloister to Duke of Roxburgh, Kelso Abbey / Carved lion's head for above door of bank, Blairgowrie
1935 Restoration work at Pollock House, including thistle and rose stone, Glasgow/Gardiner Memorial, London Necropolis (now Brookwood Cemetery)
1936 ‘Felicity’ - diploma work / 'Justice' for carved pediment of Sheriff Court Building in Edinburgh; Various works at Saint Andrew's House, Edinburgh.
1938 Statuettes of 'Bruce' and 'Wallace' for University of Pittsburgh / On site work for the Jimmy Guthrie Memorial in Hawick by T.J. Clapperton
1939 ‘Security’ and ‘Safety’ - Caledonian Insurance Building, Edinburgh / Celtic Cross gravestone for Colonel MacRae Gilstrap of Eilean Donan Castle / Saint Andrew's House, Edinburgh 'Fisheries', 'Statecraft', 'Education', 'Agriculture' and 'Scottish Coat of Arms'
1940 work on the Rollo memorial stone, Balquhidder
1942 Retired to Midlem near Selkirk
1943 Elected office bearer of R.S.A.
1953 Memorial stone at Newton Don Estate near Kelso
1954 Bronze busts of grandchildren exhibited at R.S.A.
1966 Died, Galashiels

Undated works: war memorials at Tranent / Moffat? / North Berwick /

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