honor role

Butterley, Ellen Ebert

Nurse Australian Army Nursing Service.

Born at Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, Sth Aust. on 20 January 1884, Methodist. Enlisted 11 December 1916, age 32, staff nurse. Nok mother, Rachael Josephine Seymour at Kangaroo Island and her own address is c/o Mrs E.A. Black, Keane St, Cottesloe. Before her enlistment, Nurse Butterley had completed three years of training at Fremantle Public Hospital. She embarked at Fremantle 18 December 1916 per Kaiser-i-Hind and was for six months attached to the 14th Australian General Hospital at Abbassia, an area of Cairo in Egypt. In November 1917, Butterley was assigned to the hospital ship A18 Wiltshire carrying wounded and invalid Australians home and 9 June 1918 she embarked at Sydney with No 9 Section of the Sea Transport Staff for Liverpool, UK on the Orontes. Between August and November 1918, Staff Nurse Butterley was attached to the Australian Auxiliary Hospital at Southall, England returning to Australia on the Arawa and disembarking at Fremantle 10 November 1918 and discharged 13 December 1918. By 1930 she was Mrs Ellen Douglas residing at the corner of Lawler and Angelo Streets South Perth. Service medals: BWM and VM.