The funeral procession of Nurse Edith Cavell, en route to Westminster Abbey via Victoria Street. ...

Accession Number P10687.013.004
Collection type Photograph
Object type Album - Photograph, Black & white - Print silver gelatin
Maker Downes, Harry
Place made United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London
Date made 15 May 1919
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

The funeral procession of Nurse Edith Cavell, en route to Westminster Abbey via Victoria Street. Escorted by guardsmen, the flag covered coffin was transported on a gun carriage. Crowds line the street. Nurse Cavell was executed on 12 October 1915 by a German firing party. Buried initally in Belgium, her body was exhumed after the war ended in 1918 and was transported to Norwich where she was laid to rest in the Cathedral grounds, close to where she grew up. One of a series of images in an album relating to the wartime service of Lieutenant Harry Downes MC MM, 48th Battalion.