Edith Cavell (1865 – 1915)
Edith Cavell was a British nurse and patriot.
She is celebrated for saving the lives of soldiers from all sides during the First World War.
She helped 200 Allied soldiers escape from German occupied Belgium.
She was quoted as saying ‘I can’t stop while there are lives to be saved.’
Captain George Manby (1765 – 1854)
Captain George Manby was an author and an inventor.
He designed an apparatus, for saving lives from shipwrecks, called the ‘Manby Mortar’.
He also invented the first modern day form of fire extinguisher.
Anna Sewell (1820 – 1878)
Anna Sewell was an English novelist.
She is best known as the author of Black Beauty.
She was quoted as saying (regarding Black Beauty) ‘A special aim was to induce kindness, sympathy, and an understanding treatment of horses.’
1st Viscount Horatio Nelson (1758 –1805)
Lord Nelson was a flag officer in the Royal Navy.
He was noted for his inspirational leadership, and superb grasp of strategy.
He was wounded in battle on a number of occasions.
He is most famous for leading the British fleet to victory at the Battle of Trafalgar.