Sir Thomas Duncan Rhind

1871 - 1927

Architect, volunteer soldier and civil servant. Born in Edinburgh, the son of the sculptor John Rhind (1828-92) and younger brother of W. Birnie Rhind (1853 - 1933) and J. Massey Rhind (1860 - 1936), Rhind was educated at George Watson's College and trained as an architect under Hippolyte Blanc (1844 - 1917). He was not a particularly prolific architect, designing several houses in the Arts-and-Crafts style, a Tea Room for McVities & Guest on Princes Street and memorials to Queen Victoria in Liverpool and for the Boer War in St. Giles Kirk in Edinburgh and in Hawick. Having volunteered for the territorial army, he was appointed Commandant of Redford Barracks in Edinburgh at the outbreak of the First World War. In 1916, he was posted to the War Office in London and went on to become Chief Controller of Statistics in the Ministry of National Service.

He was awarded a CBE in 1916 and knighted in 1919. He died in Hove on the South Coast of England, and lies buried next to his parents in Warriston Cemetery in Edinburgh.

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