Nurse Edith Cavell

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Cavell Gardens



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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Garden
  • Flora and Fauna Flora and Fauna (any)
  • Flora and Fauna Tree(s)
  • Flora and Fauna Grass
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: The gardens contain the Inverness War Memorial. There are 2 memorials- (1) A Plain Metal Plaque, unveiled in 2011 (2) A headstone shaped memorial, unveiled in 2015. I have seen photos of the plaque attached to a fence or lying on the ground. Perhaps there are two, or it was moved. No photo found of the headstone.
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2011 Memorial-CAVELL GARDENS/NAMED AFTER NURSE EDITH CAVELL/WHO WAS BORN IN NORFOLK ON 4TH DECEMBER 1865/AND WHO WAS APPOINTED THE FIRST MATRON OF THE/BERKANDAEL MEDICAL INSTITUTE IN BRUSSELS IN 1907/IN AUGUST 1915 HAVING BEEN CHARGED WITH ASSISTING/130 PERSONS TO ESCAPE FROM BELGIUM SHE WAS/COURT MARTIALLED AND CONDEMNED TO DEATH/AND SHOT ON 12TH OCTOBER 1915 2015 memorial- CAVELL GARDENS/Erected in memory of/Nurse Edith Louise Cavell/who was born in Norfolk on 4th December 1865/she was appointed first matron of the/Berkendael Medical Institute in Brussels in 1907. In August 1915 having been charged with assisting 130 persons to escape from Belgium she was court martialled, condemned to death and shot on 12 October 1915.” /“This I would say, standing as I do in view of God and eternity, I realise that patriotism is not enough I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone.” [These were her final words]

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