Edith Cavell: And Bravely Fought the Nurse

Edith Cavell was born to a priest's family in Norwich. Marton Eva Luckes trained her as a nurse in Brussels. L'École Belge d'Infirmières Diplômées on the Rue de la Culture in Brussels was the place where she became a matron. By 1910, Miss Cavell ‘felt that the profession of nursing had gained sufficient foothold in Belgium to warrant the publishing of a professional journal’, and therefore launched the nursing journal, L'infirmière. A year later, she was a training nurse for three hospitals, 24 schools and 13 kindergartens in Belgium.

When World War I broke out, she was visiting her widowed mother in Norfolk. She returned to Brussels where her clinic and nursing school were taken over by the Red Cross. ...

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