Edith Cavell

Edith Cavell

Born: January 01, 1970

Nationality: American

Occupation: Public Servant

Biography: Edith Louisa Cavell was a British nurse and patriot. She is celebrated for saving the lives of soldiers from all sides without distinction and in helping some 200 Allied soldiers escape from German-occupied Belgium during World War I, for which she was arrested. She was subsequently court-martialled, found guilty of treason and sentenced to death.

Source/Notes: As quoted in Edith Cavell by Helen Judson in The American Journal of Nursing (July 1941), p. 871