H. Chalton Bradshaw

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Harold Chalton Bradshaw
Guards memorial.jpg
Guards' Memorial, St James Park, 1926
Born15 February 1893
Died15 October 1943
Known forArchitecture
Notable work
Ploegsteert Memorial to the Missing, Cambrai Memorial to the Missing
MovementArts & Crafts

Harold Chalton Bradshaw CBE M.Arch FRIBA (15 February 1893 – 15 October 1943)[1] was a Liverpool-born architect, recipient of the first Rome scholarship in Architecture (1913) & first Secretary of The Royal Fine Art Commission.

His design work included the British School at Rome's Common Room (1924, as projected by Edwin Lutyens)[2] and several Commonwealth War Graves Commission First World War cemeteries and memorials, including the Cambrai Memorial in France[3] and the Ploegsteert Memorial to the Missing and its surrounding cemetery.[4] He also designed the Guards' Division Memorial in St. James's Park in London.[5]

He received an honorary Degree of Master in Architecture from the University of Liverpool in 1930, and lectured at The Architectural Association.[6]

Bradshaw married Mary Taylor, an archaeologist, in 1918. They had three children: Christopher, a graphic designer; Julian, a physicist; and Anthony, a professor of botany.[7]


  1. ^ H. Chalton Bradshaw at archINFORM, 23 October 2007, accessed 28 December 2007
  2. ^ British School at Rome early history, accessed 28 December 2007
  3. ^ Commonwealth War Graves Commission, accessed 28 December 2007
  4. ^ Commonwealth War Graves Commission, accessed 28 December 2007
  5. ^ United Kingdom National Inventory of War Memorials, accessed 28 December 2007
  6. ^ University of Liverpool List of Emeritus Professors, Chairs and Honorary Graduates p506 (p75 of 81 in this file), accessed 28 December 2007
  7. ^ Barker, Nicolas Obituary: Christopher Bradshaw, The Independent (London), 29 July 2004, accessed 28 December 2007