Edith Cavell £2 coin campaign goes to Treasury

Edith Cavall

WW1 nurse Edith Cavell was shot by a German firing squad in 1915. A 100,000-signature petition calling for Edith to be commemorated on a new £2 coin has been delivered to the Treasury.

Edith Cavell, from Norfolk, helped more than 200 Allied troops escape from German-occupied Belgium. Campaigners say she was a ‘real role model’ because “she would nurse anybody, regardless of their nationality, because that was the right thing to do”.

The petition was started after it was announced former war secretary Lord Kitchener would feature on a coin to mark the Great War’s centenary. Campaigners said the coins should also celebrate those who advocated peace.

Read the full story http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-27422832

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