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Oswald Partridge Milne (February 1881 - 15 January 1968) was an architect and local politician.

Born in Balham in the suburbs of London, he was the son of an architect William Oswald Milne and his wife Louisa Katherine née Partridge. The family subsequently moved to Enfield, Middlesex.

Following education at Bedford School, Milne began his architectural training in 1898 when he was articled to Sir Arthur Blomfield. In 1902 he joined the office of Sir Edwin Lutyens. In 1904 he set up his own practice and in 1919 formed a partnership with Paul Phipps.

Among his commissions in London were the interior of Claridge's Hotel and the Eleventh Church of Christ Scientist, Baker Street.

He was Vice-President of the Royal Society of Arts from 1959-61.

During the First World War he served as a major in the Army Service Corps and in the second as captain in the Home Guard.

He became a resident of Hampstead, and from 1937-53 served on the Hampstead Borough Council as a councillor and alderman. He was Mayor of Hampstead from 1947-49.

He died in 1968, aged 86.

ReferencesEdit

His life and books.

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