The memorial was designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield, one of the first three Principle Architects appointed by the Commission to design its cemeteries and memorials.


Sir Frederic Kenyon, Director of the British Museum, wrote of the cemetery that ‘the wall fades away into nothing in part of the surroundings', giving a pleasant effect of an English country churchyard.

Architects and Designers

Sir Reginald Blomfield

Sir Reginald Blomfield

Sir Reginald Blomfield was born in 1856. One of the first three architects commissioned to design the cemeteries and memorials, he was appointed Principal Architect for France in 1918. Considered the most conventionally patriotic of the Commission's architects, Blomfield designed Menin Gate Memorial in Ypres, Belgium, one of the most well-known war memorials.