Cavell Avenue was formerly Dresden Avenue. It was renamed for British nurse and nursing pioneer Edith Cavell, 1865-1915 (O) (J). While working in occupied Belgium during the First World War she assisted some two hundred Allied soldiers to escape. She was executed by the Germans to the outrage of the civilized world. The original German name was replaced as a result. Cavell is a short residential street running east from Carlaw past Pape and south of Harcourt.