A Dedicated Place
Jasper-Yellowhead Museum and Archives

Jasper-Yellowhead Museum & Archives,
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Edith Cavell, a British nurse, was arrested by the Germans on August 15, 1915 on a charge of assisting the English, Belgian and French soldiers across the frontier. She was executed on October 1915.

On August 9, 1921, a mountain in the Canadian Rockies, near the town of Jasper, was named in memory of the British nurse. The Dedication Service for Mount Edith Cavell was conducted by the rector Rev. H. Edwards of the Church of St. Mary and St. George. The Anglican Church choir, conducted by J.B. Snape and accompanied by the orchestra from Jasper Park Lodge, were also in attendance.

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