1947 an anonymous donor presented the Royal Norfolk
Regiment with six drums and six silver bugles in memory
of Edith Cavell.
Lt-Col Peter Barclay wrote:
‘On behalf of the 1st Bn the Royal Norfolk Regiment,
I hereby formally and most gratefully accept these
twelve magnificent instruments. They will be held on
trust by the Battalion as regimental property in commemoration
of Edith Cavell, in honour of whom they are presented.
A special Memorial and Dedication service will be held
when these instruments reach the battalion, and in
future, annually on the anniversary of Edith Cavell’s
The Battalion will always do its utmost to uphold
the courage and example displayed by Edith Cavell of
whom these splendid instruments will be a lasting token.’
Buglers of the Regiment sounding the Last Post over
the grave of Edith Cavell at Norwich Cathedral, 1919.
The Regiment provided the pall-bearers for the funeral
at Norwich Cathedral in 1919. One of these was Sgt
Tunmore, who was assisted by Edith in 1914.