Tom Williamson Hooley

Place of Birth

  • Born : 22 June 1872 (CHECK Birth register July- Sept 1872)
  • Died : 3 September 1917 from wounds
  • Burial : Godewaersvelde British Cemetery, Nord, France

Born 22 June 1872 Manchester 1872, son of Thomas and Harriet Hooley he was educated at Manchester Grammar School and Liverpool University.  Architects pupil 1891; Student RIBA 1893; ARIBA 1896. Briefly in partnership Frank Walter Mee about 1902-1903 under the style of Mee and Hooley. In 1905, he married Margaret H Collinson in a civil ceremony at Stockport.

In 1917 he applied for a commission in the Labour Corps, formed at the beginning of 1917 to undertake non-fighting duties behind the front line. Writing in support of his application, he stated "In the course of ordinary practice, I have had a large experience of road making, sewage treatment and water supply, principally applied to buildings in the country where no public service were available. The laying out of estates including all the varied works in connection with same has formed a large part of my practice. The management and control of large numbers of men in connection with the above works has given me the experience considered suitable for the work now applied for.” He was duly commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Labour Corps with effect from 3 April 1917 and went overseas almost immediately. In severely wounded, by a bomb dropped from an enemy aeroplane. He was taken to a nearby military field hospital (11th Casualty Clearing Station), where he died on 3 September 1917.

1904-1913 Tom Williamson Hooley ARIBA, AMSA. 67 Deansgate Arcade

1881 : Church Street, Eccles
1891 Heaton Moor Road, Heaton Norris
1901 Cranbourne Road
1911 Bramhall
1914 : "The Thorns", Sydall Road Bramhall

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Buildings and Designs

Building Name District Town/City County Country
House Bramhall Cheshire Bramhall  Stockport  GMCA  England


Name Designation Formed Dissolved Location
Mee and Hooley Architectural practice 1902 1903 Manchester