Committee mem TPIA 1933; MIA
The son of JE HARRISON and member the firm STUCKE & HARRISON, Harrison's personal interest in the practice caused him to conserve the office's records and drawings which are of considerable historic interest; the firm changed names to STUCKE, HARRISON & SMAIL and then STUCKE, HARRISON, RITCHIE & WATSON with offices in Johannesburg and Bloemfontein. He was a partner until his death in 1985.
(ISAA mem list; SAAR Feb 1934:60)
The following is an extract from Pg 221 of: Kruger, Dr. D F (ed), Wie is Wie in Suid Afrika, Vitae Uitgewers, Johannesburg, 1960. Submitted by William MARTINSON.
"HARRISON, GEOFFREY MARCHANT, Lt – Col., Ed., M.I.A., b. 19.10.1900, Bloemfontein, s.o.l. John Edward Harrison. Architect. Senior Partner – Stucke, Harrison, Ritchie & Watson, Architects, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban and Kroonstad.
Educated at Secondary (sic) St. John’s College, Johannesburg, and University of Witwatersrand, M.I.A. Member of the Institute of South African Architects. In 1932 became partner in firm of Stucke & Harrison, architects (partnership the late W.H Stucke & late J. E. Harrison, father of G. M. Harrison) established in Bloemfontein in 1891; 1936 became senior partner after death of Stucke and on retirement of J.E. Harrison. Officer commanding Transvaal Horse Artillery 1935; Transvaal Horse Artillery Brigade 1937; Third Field Brigade (T.H.A.) South African Artillery. War service in commanding of regiment in Abyssinia. South African Staff Corps. Artillery Staff Officer to General Officer Administration. Minor Defence Forces; Cairo 1942. Assistant Military Adviser to High Commissioner for South Africa, London, 1943 and 1944.
Married to Helen, d.o. Walter Campbell McFarlane, 28.9.1925; one son, three daughters.
Address: 'Kloofside 4', Houghton Drive, Houghton, Johannesburg, S.A."
Geoffrey Marchant Harrison died on 3 February 1985, was cremated and ashes taken.
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