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St Martin's Place (WC2)

Edith Cavell

Swardeston, Norfolk, 1865 - Schaarbeek 1915
British nurse; saved the lives of soldiers from both sides and helped some 200 Allied soldiers escape from German-occupied Belgium during the First World War, for which she was arrested. She was subsequently court-martialled, found guilty of treason and sentenced to death
(Wikipedia)
sir George Frampton
1920

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Description

White marble statue of Edith Cavell, against a 7.6-m (25 ft) tall grey granite cross with a statue of a mother and child with the flag of the red cross on top - meant to symbolise Humanity, more specifically the allies' role in protecting Belgium and other small nations. On the back of the cross is a relief of a standing lion.

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Inscription(s)

[Beneath the statue of Cavell:]

EDITH CAVELL
BRUSSELS
DAWN
OCTOBER 12th 1915

patriotism is not enough
I must have no hatred or
bitterness for anyone

[Above the statue of Cavell, around the cross] humanity - devotion - fortitude - sacrifice

[Near the top, beneacht the mother and child statue, front and back] for king and country
faithful until death

Signature

Geo. Frampton R.A. | 1920 (?)

Annotation

Unveiled 17 March 1920 by Queen Alexandra. The earliest World War I memorial project in England.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Country: Great Britain
  • Cavell, Edith
  • Frampton, sir George
  • Nurse
  • Statue (woman)
  • Statue
  • War Memorial (UK - WWI)
  • Woman with child
  • Location (N 51°30'33" - W 0°7'37")

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