Edith Cavell Commemorative Service

07 October 2017
11:00 - 11:30
Life's Green (Edith Cavell's Grave)
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A special annual commemorative service in remembrance of Edith Cavell. 

Born in Swardeston in 1865, Edith left Norfolk and trained as a nurse from 1895. She was responsible for starting the first professional school of nursing in Belgium in 1907 and, after the outbreak of World War I, nursed soldiers from both sides of the conflict. For nine months she worked with the Belgian and French resistance to shelter well over 200 soldiers from the German occupying forces, helping them escape to neutral Holland. She was betrayed and arrested, before being executed at 7.00am on Tuesday 12th October 1915. 
 
On the night before her death her last words were: “Standing as I do in view of God and eternity, I realise that patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness for anyone.”