The cemetery was designed by Sir Herbert Baker, who was also the architect of the South African National Memorial. His ‘sense of reverence and eternal peace’ was one of the reasons the Commission chose him. Arthur James Scott Hutton was Assistant Architect and sculpture by Alfred Turner is also featured.
Architects and Designers
Sir Herbert Baker, James Scott Hutton, Alfred Turner
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.