Edith Cavell

Died aged c. 50

Edith Louisa Cavell (/ˈkævəl/ KAV-əl; 4 December 1865 – 12 October 1915) was a British nurse. She is celebrated for saving the lives of soldiers from both sides without discrimination and for helping some 200 Allied soldiers escape from German-occupied Belgium during the First World War, for which she was arrested under martial law. She was accused of treason, found guilty by a court-martial and sentenced to death. Despite international pressure for mercy, she was shot by a German firing squad. Her execution received worldwide condemnation and extensive press coverage. The night before her execution, she said, "Patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone." These words were later inscribed on a memorial to her near Trafalgar Square. Her strong Anglican beliefs propelled her to help all those who needed it, both German and Allied soldiers. She was quoted as saying, "I can't stop while there are lives to be saved." The Church of England commemorates her in its Calendar of Saints on 12 October. Cavell, who was 49 at the time of her execution, was already notable as a pioneer of modern nursing in Belgium.

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Commemorated on 4 plaques

Edith Cavell 1865-1915 pioneer of modern nursing in Belgium and heroine of the Great War, trained and worked here 1896-1901

London Hospital, Whitechapel, Tower Hamlets, E1, London, United Kingdom where they trained (1896-1901) and worked (1896-1901)

Edith Cavell Executed in Belgium by German firing squad for assisting injured soldiers in World War I Assistant Matron at the Shoreditch Infirmary, 1903-1906

St Leonard's Hospital, Kingsland Road, N1, London, United Kingdom where they was Assistant Matron

"Patriotism is not enough". Edith Cavell 1865-1915. Executed by German firing squad, October 12th 1915. During the summer of 1897, Edith Cavell tended typhoid victims in the Maidstone typhoid epidemic. Out of 1,700 who contracted the disease only 132 died. For her service to the community she was awarded the Maidstone typhoid medal. "I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone".

67 Week Street, Maidstone, United Kingdom where they was

From 1870 Margaret Gibson with Annette van Dissel, ran a school here at LAUREL COURT for nearly fifty years. Nurse EDITH CAVELL executed in Brussels in 1915, attended as a pupil teacher from c.1884 to c.1886.

Laurel Court, Peterborough Cathedral Cloisters, Peterborough, United Kingdom where they attended school (1884-1886)