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The Edith Cavell building commemorates the English nurse, Edith Cavell who was executed by a German firing squad during World War One. 

Edith Cavell remains an inspiration to nurses everywhere. Born in England in 1865, she was an accomplished linguist, musician and artist. After a distinguished nursing career in England, she was invited by a surgeon to establish a nursing school in Brussels.

When World War One started, Cavell stayed to nurse wounded soldiers, some of them Germans. Tragically she was executed by the German authorities because of her heroic efforts to help Belgian and other allied refugees to escape.



Address:Fourth Avenue, University of Queensland Medical School, Herston, 4029
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.448098
Long: 153.025764
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:People


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 14th February, 1921
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The Edith Cavell Memorial

This stone was laid on the 14th day of February 1921 by His Excellency the Right Honourable Sir Matthew Nathan G.C.M.G.  Governor of Queensland.

Mrs. H. J. Oxley  President.
Mrs. Edward G. Theodore  Chairwoman.

Source: MA
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