stuffed dog, 'Jack'

Catalogue number
  • EPH 3834
Materials
  • base: wood
  • dog: fur
  • glass
  • keratin
  • leather
Dimensions
  • Whole: Height 66 cm
  • general: Width 55 cm
  • general: Depth 26 cm
Alternative Names
  • FULL NAME: stuffed dog, 'Jack'
  • SIMPLE NAME: COM
Object Type
misc
Category
souvenirs and ephemera

Label

Jack, Nurse Edith Cavell's dog; rescued after his owner's death, Jack was taken to the de Croy country estate in Belgium by Princess Mary de Croy. Jack died in 1923, and his embalmed body was sent to the Norfolk branch of the Red Cross. Edith Cavell, an English nurse working in Brussels, is credited with helping some 200 Allied soldiers to escape from German occupied territory. Along with five of her associates Edith Cavell was executed by firing squad on the orders of the Governor General of Brussels in October 1915.

History note

This is Jack, Edith Cavell's dog. Edith Cavell, an English nurse working in Brussels, is credited with helping some 200 Allied soldiers to escape from German occupied territory. Along with five of her associates Edith Cavell was executed by firing squad on the orders of the Governor General of Brussels.

Physical description

dog stuffed brown and white dog in sitting posture (on wooden base).

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