Design

The cemetery shares many of its architectural and horticultural features with other Commission cemeteries, particularly those in France and Belgium.

The cemetery is planted with trees and shrubs, including magnificent rhododendrons. There are two Cross of Sacrifice designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield and a Stone of Remembrance designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens.

Sir Edward Maufe’s shelter building in the Air Forces section takes the form of a vaulted cloister with three arches at the front, windows behind and on each side curved wing walls. It is built of Portland stone.

The Brookwood 1939-1945 Memorial, designed by Ralph Hobday, is a rotunda of Portland stone standing on a low paved platform.

Architects and Designers

Sir Edward Maufe, Ralph Hobday

​Sir Edward Maufe

Sir Edward Maufe

The British architect was born in 1883. 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.