The memorial was designed by Sir Herbert Baker and is characterised by Indian architectural styles. It takes the form of a sanctuary enclosed within a circular wall after the manner of the enclosing railings of early Indian shrines. British sculptor Sir Charles Wheeler (1892-1974) carved the lions on either side of the column.
Architects and Designers
Sir Herbert Baker, Sir Charles Wheeler
Sir Herbert Baker
Sir Herbert Baker was born in 1862. As one of the first three Principal Architects, he designed Tyne Cot Cemetery and its memorial in Belgium. Tyne Cot Cemetery is the largest CWGC cemetery in the world. His other work for the Commission includes Loos Memorial, Adanac Military Cemetery and Neuve Chapelle Memorial. He also worked in India and South Africa, where he designed a number of government buildings.