Jordan, Louisa

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Jordan, Louisa Gender: F
born on 24 July 1878 at 23:45 (= 11:45 PM )
Place Glasgow, Scotland, 55n53, 4w15
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
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Louisa Jordan


Scottish nurse who died in service during the First World War. In 2020, it was announced by NHS Scotland that the NHS Louisa Jordan hospital in Glasgow, an emergency critical care hospital built to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, was to be named after her.

Working as a nurse in Buckhaven at the start of the First World War, Jordan enlisted with the Scottish Women's Hospitals for Foreign Service in December 1914.

She joined the 1st Serbian unit under the command of Eleanor Soltau. They departed from Southampton in mid-December. On arrival at Salonica, Greece, the unit was deployed to Kragujevac. She initially treated war-wounded soldiers at the Scottish Women's Hospital.

During the Serbian epidemic of typhus in early 1915, she was placed in charge of the new typhus ward. Jordan had volunteered to treat Elizabeth Ross, who was dying of typhus, and Jordan herself died of the disease on 6 March 1915 at age 36.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield downloaded civil birth registry entry, National Records of Scotland; copy on file [1].


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Other Major diseases (Typhus, fatal)
  • Family : Relationship : Married late/never (Never)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids none
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease (Typhus)
  • Vocation : Medical : Nurse/ Nurse's Aids
  • Vocation : Military : Honors
  • Vocation : Military : Killed
  • Vocation : Military : Military service (WWI, nurse)