Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

County surveyor for Co. Tyrone, 1935-1958 or later. Benjamin Glasgow, elder son of Henry L. Glasgow, co-founder and first editor of the Mid Ulster Mail, was born in Cookstown, Co. Tyrone, circa 1899. He studied engineering at Trinity College, Dublin, graduating in 1918. It was presumably after graduating that he served in the First World War. He then worked in England and was on the staff of the Great Eastern Railway at Ipswich, when he was appointed deputy county surveyor for Co. Tyrone under JOHN WELSH LEEBODY  JOHN WELSH LEEBODY in October 1924. He succeeded Leebody as county surveyor in 1935 and for many years was also the county planning officer. He was also a director of the Mid Ulster Mail from 1920 to 1979 and an an office-bearer in the Royal British Legion. In 1958 he was awarded the OBE for services to Co. Tyrone. He died, aged ninety, at a nursing home in Aughnacloy on 15 January 1989, predeceased by his wife, May.


All information in this entry is from the obituary in the Mid Ulster Mail, 19 Jan 1989, which is accompanied by a portrait photograph, and from the Tyrone Constitution, 1, 31 Oct 1924 (B.O'D.).