obverse design : Marie Depage and Edith Cavell, joint busts, left profile, the latter wearing a nurse's cap. Behind their
heads, around right edge, two laurel branches
obverse text : "MARIE DEPAGE" & "EDITH CAVELL"
reverse text : "1915" & "N'OUBLIONS JAMAIS!" (on plain background)
Belgian First World War medallic commemoration by Armand Bonnetain (1883-1973) of two heroines intimately associated
with the Belgian experience of war and both of whom died in 1915, Nurse Edith Cavell and Marie Depage. The latter was the wife of Dr
Antoine Depage who was serving with the Belgian Army in the field. She went to America in 1915 to raise funds for Belgium but perished on
her return in May, as a passenger on board the RMS Lusitania on 7 May 1915. Edith Cavell was executed by the Germans on 12 October 1915 for
her role in assisting British and Fench prisoners of war, and Belgians who wanted to serve with the Allies, escape to neutral Holland. The
reverse text is translated as 'Let us never forget'.