Donhead St. Mary Church

Louise Beatrix Gordon

Surname: Gordon
Other names: Louise Beatrix
Other people in this story:
Alexander Gordon
Juliette Blanche Gabrielle Gordon née Graham
Agatha Marguerite Gordon
Locations in this story:
Charlton, Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire
Wadhurst, Sussex
Wandsworth, London
Folkestone Road, Salisbury, Wiltshire
St. Mary's Church, Donhead St. Mary
Wadhurst Auxiliary Hospital, Wadhurst, Sussex
Mere, Wiltshire

Louise Beatrix Gordon was born in Charlton, Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire, on 26th December 1883 and baptised at St. Mary's Church, Donhead St. Mary, on 27th January 1884, the daughter of Rev. Alexander Gordon (Rector of St. Mary's Church) and Juliette Blanche Gabrielle Gordon (née Graham).  She lived in various places depending on where he father held a living but they finally ended up prior to the War in Wadhurst, Sussex.  Her mother died in 1913. Louise joined the British Red Cross (Voluntary Aid Detachment) on 15th August 1915 and served at Wadhurst Auxiliary Hospital, Sussex, until 7th July 1916 when she moved to 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth, London, a major military facility. She was still serving there by 8th July 1919.   The 1921 Census shows her now living at Burton Grange, Mere, Wiltshire, with her widowed father and sister and by the time of the 1939 Register had moved, with her sister, Agatha Marguerite Gordon (who also served with the V.A.D.), to 12 Folkstone Road, Salisbury, Wiltshire.  She remained single all her life and died on 5th December 1940 in Salisbury at the age of 56 years.


Links to related web content / sources:
Agatha Marguerite Gordon
The National Archives