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Soissons, Louis De (1890-1962) 

Gender: Male

Other names
De Soissons, Louis (AACR2)
Soissons, Louis Emmanuel Jean Guy de Savoie-Carignan de, Viscount d'Ostel, Baron Longroy (Alternative name)

Functions, occupations and activities
Born in Montreal, Canada (31 July 1890); moved to England when young; educated at Bewshers, Colet Court and privately; studied architecture at l'Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris; articled to J H Eastwood; studied at the British School in Rome (1912-1913); served with the RASC and as liaison with the Italian army (World War I); OBE (1918); worked in partnership with Philip Hepworth and George Grey Wornum; town planner and company architect to the Garden City Company for Welwyn (1920); married Elinor Maude Penrose-Thackray (1922) and had three sons; Fellow of RIBA (1923); was closely involved with the Architectural Association School (1929-1933) and was vice-principal in the upper school ; served on the Central Housing Advisory Committee; elected ARA (1942) and RA (1953); partner in the firm of Louis de Soissons, Peacock, Hodges and Robertson (after World War II), which executed the George VI memorial in Carlton Gardens and restored the Nash terraces in Regent's Park; architect to the Duchy of Cornwall estate and to the Imperial War Graves Commission for Greece and Italy; active in the Royal Fine Arts Commission (1949-1961); CVO (1956); died at the London Clinic (23 September 1962)


Archival Resources
Number noted: 2

Papers relating to work for Imperial War Graves Commission, 1944-63
Held at: Private
Document reference: T389, SDC98

Correspondence with Sir Frederic Osborn, 1942-62
Held at: Welwyn Garden City Central Library
Document reference: B48

Date of creation: 07 November 2002, 14:42:55