The Royal Mint is commemorating World War One with a series of silver coins depicting different aspects of the war and on 27th May they released details of the newest coin in their set:Edith Cavell, originally from Swardeston near Norwich, was working as a nurse in Brussels during the First World War. This area of Belgium was behind the German lines and Cavell helped allied soldiers escape from this occupied area. For this she was arrested by the Germans and after a military trial was shot by firing squad in October 1915.
As this anniversary draws closer we will feature more about Edith Cavell but for now there is a lovely piece about the coin and the Cavell family here on the Royal Mint’s webpage.
The other 5 WW1 coins that will be minted are below: