Louisa Ann DALY was born on October 30th, 1878. She was one of the first nurses to graduate from the Johannesburg hospital. Her grandfather was Dr Ramsay Daly who was a surgeon at The Johannesburg hospital1.

Nursing Service in the Boer War Nurse

Louisa Ann DALY served in the Boer War as a civilian nurse. She was employed at the civil hospital in Johannesburg, and looked after military patients when this hospital was used by the British Army2.

After the Boer War

She married William George CARR who was an ambulance driver (or medic/ medical officer) in the Boer War. She had 10 children. She died in 19511.


  1. Family History
  2. The National Archives: War Office WO 299 Queen’s South Africa Medal Roll p149 created at the Civil Hospital, Johannesburg