Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Ephemera - W. W. Lackie certificate

From the rear of a copy of the Queen's Gift Book, undated. Marked with the R. L Sinclair circulating library sticker, Montrose.

"W. W. Lackie Esq. C.B.E., M.I.C.E., M.I.Mech.E., M.I.E.E.


"We, the undersigned members of The Glasgow Corporation Electricity Department Staff, have to offer you our sincere congratulations on your being created Commander of the Civil Division of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, and we trust that you will have long life to enjoy the well merited honour which His Majesty has conferred upon you.

"R. B. Mitchell. R. B. Maccall[?].
"W.L. Calderwood. G. L. Black.
"Thomas Barrie. Hugh R.S. Drysdale. Campbell Miller.
"D. Berry. Edward Edwards. William Miller.
"John Bremner. Walter Hamilton. George Morgan.
"Robert Cairns. R. Hardie. James Purdie.
"Alex M. Carnegie. James H. Irons. Alex P. Robertson.
"H.[?] J. Cooper. G.[?] MacDonald. William Ross.
"John R. Cowie. H._[?] Ewen. Wm Roxburgh.
"D. Denholm. Charles W. Marshall. H. M. Stronach.
"??[] Taylor

"9th January 1919."

1 comment:

midnightoilbooks said...

Two comments from the team at the Dictionary of Scottish Architects:

"We do not know very much about W W Leckie but Professor Walker says that his work for the Electricity Company must have had some kind of national rather than just local importance for him to have been awarded the CBE." Mon, February 19, 2007 12:20 pm

"He was definitely Lackie and not Leckie as we have tracked him down in the following book: 'Municipal Glasgow, its evolution and enterprises', 1914, Published by the Corporation of the City of Glasgow. He wrote the article on electricity in the city - power stations etc." Mon, February 19, 2007 4:00 pm