Person NameRew; Noel Ackroyd (1880-1971); architect
ForenamesNoel Ackroyd
SourceThe information in the above entry has been used with permission kindly granted by Gavin Stamp, author of Silent Cities (London: Royal Institute of British Architects, 1977).

Other sources include: CWGC Archive, Add 1/6/13, 'Rew N.A.'
Biographical NoteNoel Ackoyd Rew was an Assistant Architect for the Imperial War Graves Commission.

Born in 1880, Noel Ackroyd Rew was the younger son of the architect, Charles Henry Rew. He trained at Slade Street and Regent Street Polytechnic between 1897 and 1904, and at his father's practice between 1902 and 1912. Rew then went into independent practice , deisgning many domestic and ecclesiastical buildings in Berkhampstead, Hertfordshire.

He served as a Lieutenant in the Royal Engineers during the First World War (1915-1919) and joined the Commission as an Assistant Architect on a reference provided by Sir Reginald Blomfield in May 1919. During his tenure, Rew was involved with the design of over 42 cemeteries in France and Belgium, including Bailleul Road, Serre Road and Peronne.

In October 1928, Rew's contract with the Commission changed to a part-time appointment until he left the Commission in February 1929.

After his work with the Commission, Rew continued his pre-war work in Hertfordshire before his death in Surrey in 1971.
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