Edith Cavell


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Noun1.Edith Cavell - English nurse who remained in Brussels after the German occupation in order to help Allied prisoners escapeEdith Cavell - English nurse who remained in Brussels after the German occupation in order to help Allied prisoners escape; was caught and executed by the Germans (1865-1915)
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1865: Edith Cavell, the nurse shot by the Germans in 1915 for helping refugees, was born in Norfolk.
As NSWNMA president and a proud Edith Cavell Trustee, I would like to acknowledge the recent article published on Nurse Uncut (the Associations blog for nurses and midwives) about the 100th anniversary of the death of British nurse Edith Cavell, a nurse who gave her life in order to save others during WWI.
DEAR Editor, Might I be allowed to add some clarification to the otherwise excellent report by Marion McMullen on the sad case of Edith Cavell (Post, October 15).
1915: British nurse Edith Cavell was executed as a spy by German firing squad.
Separated by exactly 100 years, a war correspondent awaits execution in the Middle East on the anniversary of World War I nurse Edith Cavell being shot as a spy by the Germans.
The group of nine, who are studying at the University of South Wales, are setting off for Canada on Saturday to take on the Mount Cavell Challenge - which will see them undergo a week of physical and mental challenges on the 3,363-metre Mount Edith Cavell, which is in the country's Alberta province.
AWELSH mum related to legendary World War I nurse Edith Cavell has named her daughter in honour of her famous ancestor.
Nurse Edith Cavell was shot by a German firing squad 100 years ago after helping almost 200 allied soldiers escape the killing fields of the Western Front through her Red Cross hospital in occupied Belgium.
The others are The Cenotaph in Whitehall, Leicester Victory Arch, The Dock Tower in Lincolnshire and London's Edith Cavell and Royal Artillery Memorials.
In 1915, English nurse Edith Cavell was executed by the Germans in occupied Belgium during World War I.