The memorial was designed by Sir Robert Lorimer, a Principal Architect for the Commission, with sculpture by Henry Poole.
Architects and Designers
Sir Robert Lorimer, Henry Poole, Sir Edward Maufe, Charles Wheeler and William McMillan
Sir Robert Lorimer
The Scottish architect was born in 1864. He was appointed by the Imperial War Graves Commission as Principal Architect for Italy, Macedonia and Egypt. He designed the Memorial to the Missing at Lake Doiran in Greece. Lorimer was also tasked with designing three identical monuments of 'unmistakable naval form'.
Sir Edward Maufe
The British architect was born in 1882. He was the Commission’s Principal Architect for the United Kingdom after the Second World War. He designed the Air Forces Memorial at Cooper's Hill overlooking Runnymede in Surrey (also known as Runnymede Memorial) and the extensions to Tower Hill Memorial and the naval memorials at Portsmouth, Plymouth and Chatham.