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Biographical entry Butler, Edith Dorothy Kate (1908 - )


25 February 1908
Peterborough, South Australia, Australia


Edith Butler trained as a nurse at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, where she was later staff sister. She was awarded the Royal Red Cross in 1945 in recognition of her work in the Australian Army Nursing Service (AANS) in the south-west Pacific area.



1928 - 1931
Career position - Nurse training at the Royal Adelaide Hospital
1932 - 1938
Career position - Staff Sister at the Royal Adelaide Hospital
January 1940
Career position - Matron at the Crippled Children's Home
May 1940
Career position - Left Australia on active service
May 1941 - March 1942
Career position - Matron with the 2/11 Australian General Hospital in the Middle East
March 1942 - July 1942
Career position - Matron with the 2nd and 3rd Australian General Hospital in England
July 1942 - 1944?
Career position - Matron with the 105 Australian General Hospital
1944? - 1946?
Career position - Principal Matron with the South Australian Lines of Communication Area
Award - Royal Red Cross (RRC) received
1946? - 1949?
Career position - Chief Nurse for the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration in the British Zone, Austria
Career position - Acting Principal Matron of the 4th Military District

Archival resources

National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection

  • Biographical cuttings on Edith Butler, nurse, Cuttings Files BIOG; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions


See also

  • Alexander, John A. ed., Who's Who in Australia 1944, vol. 12 (Melbourne: The Herald and Weekly Times Ltd, 1944), 906 pp. Details

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