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Edith Louisa Cavell (1865–1915) by unknown photographer, 1915 © National Portrait Gallery, London


Cavell, Edith Louisa (1865–1915), nurse and war heroine, was born on 4 December 1865, the first child of the Revd Frederick Cavell (1825–1910), Church of England clergyman, and his wife, Louisa Sophia (1835–1918), née Warming, in Swardeston vicarage, Norfolk. Her father, a graduate of ...


Strong [née Thorogood], Rebecca (1843–1944), nurse, was born on 23 August 1843 at the Blue Boar inn, High Street, Aldgate, London, the daughter of John Thorogood (1785–1870), the innkeeper, and his wife, Mary Westell (1804–1854). On 19 July 1863 Rebecca Thorogood married ...