SECR 4-wheel luggage van No. 132. This prototype van was constructed in 1919, and designed to work with all passenger stock. In May 1919 this van became part of the history of The First World War. It was used to carry the coffin of nurse Edith Cavell from Dover to London. A year later, on 10th November 1920, the oak coffin containing "The Unknown Warrior" was conveyed in this luggage van from Dover Marine to platform 8 at Victoria Station. Next day, Armistice Day, the coffin was interred in Westminster Abbey.
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