William Dunlop Muir Australia Scotland

Biography of William Dunlop Muir

William Dunlop Muir was enrolled at the University of Glasgow from 1895 to 1897 studying Science and Engineering, and returned again in 1900. Muir was born in Melbourne, Australia, son of James Muir, an engineer.

Muir enrolled aged 18 with his hometown recorded as Sydney. In his first year, he studied Mathematics, Engineering, Chemistry, and Engineering Drawing; and in his second year, he took classes in Surveying, Engineering II and Geology. Muir later returned to the University resuming his studies in 1900, taking classes in Chemistry, Chemistry Laboratory, Engineering Drawing and Natural Philosophy.

Muir died prematurely of pneumonia on 9 April 1901 in Glasgow. News of his death was published in the Sydney Morning Herald on 12 April 1901. Muir's body was repatriated to Australia, and buried in the family plot at Rookwood, Sydney.


Other Online Resources

Archival Materials

  • R8/5/16/5 Matriculation Slips 1895-1896 Men K - M
  • R8/5/17/5 Matriculation Slips 1896-1897 Men K - M


William Dunlop Muir
Born 27 October 1876.
Died 9 April 1901.
GU Degree: Science and Engineering, 1895-97, 1900;
University Link: Student
English snippet: Science and Engineering student at the University of Glasgow from 1895-97, 1900
Record last updated: 27th Nov 2013

Country Associations

Australia Australia, Victoria, melbourne
Place of Birth

Scotland Scotland, Glasgow, Glasgow
Place of Death

Australia Australia, Rookwood

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University Roles

  • Student