Design

The memorial was designed by Sir Hubert Worthington. Sir Hubert was Principal Architect for North Africa for the Commission. His work required accepting the special demands of the terrain and climate of the regions. For example, a desert site such as El Alamein needed high walls to keep out drifting sand and water was needed for plants.

 

Alamein Memorial takes the form of a cloister which forms the northern boundary of the cemetery and the principal entrance to it. The name panels are of Portland stone and the cloisters are of limestone.

At each side of the forecourt broad flights of steps lead to the flat roof of the memorial, from which there is a view of the cemetery, the surrounding desert and to the north, the sea.

Architects and Designers

Sir Hubert Worthington

‚ÄčThe British architect was born in 1886. He was appointed by the Imperial War Graves Commission as Principal Architect for Egypt and North Africa. His work required accepting the special demands of the terrain and climate of the regions. He designed El Alamein War Cemetery which contains more than 7,000 graves and Heliopolis War Cemetery.