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'. Working with sculptor Henry Poole, he created tall obelisks to service as leading marks to ships out at sea. These memorials are at Portsmouth, Plymouth and Chatham. His other work includes the Scottish National War Memorial at Edinburgh Castle.

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Chatham Naval Memorial

The memorial commemorates more than 8,514 Royal Navy personnel of the First World War and over 10,090 of the Second World War who were lost or buried at sea.

Plymouth Naval Memorial

The memorial is a well-known local landmark. It commemorates more than 7,200 naval personnel of the First World War who have no known grave.

Portsmouth Naval Memorial

The memorial is situated on Southsea Common in Portsmouth. It commemorates nearly 10,000 naval personnel of the First World War and almost 15,000 of the Second World War.