War Diary October 1915

War Norfolk
German aircraft deployed on the Western Front

 

The German Fokker comes into service on the Western Front, able to fire forward through the propeller German air superiority is achieved.

 

Music Hall in Norwich

 

High Class Vaudeville entertainment comes to the Theatre Royal in Norwich as it changes name to ‘The Empire Music Hall’.

 

Execution of Edith Cavell

 

Norfolk-born nurse Edith Cavell is executed by the Germans in Brussels as a spy and for aiding escaped Allied prisoners.

 

New Social Housing

 

The master of the rolls declared open for occupation a block of residential flats in Recorder Road, Norwich. Built by Miss Ethel M. Colman and Miss Helen C. Colman, in memory of the Right Honourable James Stuart, they were built as social housing with low rents.

 

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One thought on “War Diary October 1915

  1. Reblogged this on Margaret K Johnson and commented:
    It is almost one hundred years since the execution of Edith Cavell, a brave nurse from Norfolk who served in Belgium during World War One. Scant information is given here, and the matter of fact statement about her death does nothing to give us a picture of how she must have suffered waiting in her cell for her final moments to arrive. During her trial, she revealed that she had helped 200 allied soldiers to escape capture by the Germans in the full knowledge that in doing so she ran the risk of being court martialed and executed by firing squad which, indeed, she was at 7.00am on 12th October 1915. It is her bravery, together with that of all the other nurses and medical personnel who served in The Great War that inspired my novel A Nightingale in Winter, and I shall attend the displays and memorial activities that are to take place in Norwich this month with great interest and a sense of pride.

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