Mabel Grouitch

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Mabel Grouitch née Dunlop (born August 13, 1872, died August 13, 1956) was an American surgical nurse who worked with the Red Cross during World War I.


Mabel Gordon Dunlop was originally from Clarksburg, West Virginia.[1] In 1901, she went to Athens to study archaeology. She met and married Serbian minister Dr. Slavo Grouitch.[1][2]

Grouitch raised money for the Serbian Red Cross during the Balkan Wars.[1] She led 7 nurses from the United Kingdom to Serbia in 1914 during the First World War. She became good friends with Flora Sandes (famous for becoming a woman on the front in the First World War).

She died on August 13, 1956 in a Georgetown hospital of leukemia in Washington D.C..


  1. ^ a b c "Marshal & Will", Time, 1924-11-05, retrieved 2008-03-29 
  2. ^ "Plea to Knitters Not to Quit Works; Mme. Grouitch Tells of Need in the Balkans", New York Times, 1919-01-05, retrieved 2008-03-29 

Washington D.C.