Edith Cavell’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Dec 4, 1865

Death Date

Oct 12, 1915

Age of Death

49 years

Cause of Death

Execution By Firing Squad

Place of Death

Oct 12, 1915


War Hero

The war hero Edith Cavell died at the age of 49. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Prior to her World War I-era execution at the hands of German soldiers, she ushered close to two hundred Allied troops to safety during the German Occupation of Belgium. As a nurse, she remained impartial, treating the battle wounds of soldiers on both sides of the conflict.

She and her three siblings were raised in the village of Swardeston, Norfolk, England, by an Anglican minister father.



I realize that patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone.