Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Engineer.   Arthur William Panton, eldest son of Arthur William Panton, fellow of Trinity College, Dublin, and his wife Kathleen, was born in Co. Dublin in 1884.  He received the BAI degree from Trinity in 1909(1) and the Certificate in Civic Design from the University of Liverpool in 1911.(2)  In 1914 he and three other current or recent students at of the school of architecture at Liverpool, JAMES MAIN LINTON BOGLE JAMES MAIN LINTON BOGLE , Harold Osmond Burroughs and Oliver Newbold, submitted an entry in the Design for a Town Plan of Dublin competition promoted by the Civics Institute of Ireland;  their design received an honourable mention when the adjudication took place in 1916.(3)  By this time Panton was working as an engineer with the Clydesdale Ironworks in Glasgow.  

After the outbreak of the First World War, Panton enlisted and joined the Royal Engineers.   He was killed on 3 September 1916 at Démuin, Somme, and was buried in Ancre Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel.  He left a widow, Violet.



All information in this entry not otherwise attributed in from the 1901 census of Ireland, the membership lists of the Institution of Civil Engineers for 1921 and 1914 and the records of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2854008/PANTON,%20ARTHUR%20WILLIAM (last visited, Jul 2014).

(1)   R.C. Cox, compiler, Trinity College School of Engineering: 'Graduates' in Engineering 1843-1992 (1993), unpaginated.
(2) Lionel B. Budden. ed., The Book of the Liverpool School of Architecture (Liverpool University Press, 1932), 60.
(3) Irish Times, 28 Aug 1916, 18 Jan 1917..

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Date: 1914-1916
Nature: With James Main Linton Bogle, Harold Osmond Burroughs and Oliver Newbold submitted entry in the Design for a Town Plan of Dublin competition promoted by the Civics Institute of Ireland. Received honourable mention.

Refs: P. Abercrombie & others, Dublin of the Future (1922), 50-51.