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Commemorating the centenary of the First World War in books

Monday Monuments and Memorials – Edith Cavell School, Moncton, NB

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British nurse Edith Cavell was executed on October 12, 1915 for helping Allied soldiers escape occupied Belgium. Her death became a rallying cry for the Allies. Her name was memorialized in many ways.

Edith Cavell School in Moncton, New Brunswick, was built in 1920 at 125 Park St. The building, designed by architect Frederick Brodie, was entered through impressive columns.

The original building was the victim of fire in the 1980s. A new school was opened by Governor General Jeanne Sauvé in April 1989. The original columns are preserved at the side of the new building, facing Victoria Park on Weldon St. The name block that was originally over the front entrance is preserved on a wall inside the new school.

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