Nurse Louisa Constance Colt-Williams

Louisa Constance Colt-Williams was an English Nurse who volunteered with the French Red Cross and on May 27, 1918 was assigned to the Allied 50th Division Field Ambulance at Beaurieux. She was captured with the Field Ambulance around 9:30am on May 27, 1918.

She maintained a list of treated patients and wrote several letters to the families of those patients after she was released from captivity.  She wrote a letter to the parents of Capt. RJP Hewetson and she also wrote a letter to the wife of Private George Cooper.  During the time that the War Office was investigating the disappearance of, (and working towards a presumption of death for), 2nd Lt. A. E. Downing she was referenced in official memos.

Colt Williams Medal Index Card

She was awarded the Croix de Guerre (avec palmes), the Victory Medal & British War Medal and was mentioned in despatches in the service of the Army Medical Corps September 9, 1918.  Her Medal Index Card is referenced at the National Archives as WO 372/23/45146.

Awarded the Victory Medal & British War Medal

Louisa Constance Colt-Williams died on September 13, 1920 at a nursing home in London. She was buried at Nannerch, near Mold, Flintshire. She was 31 years old.