Eleanor Mary Norman-Butler (Miss)

Personnel header
Second Subaltern Eleanor Mary Norman-Butler
Life dates
20 Nov 1913 - 10 Oct 1990
Profile Picture
Profile picture
Unit or location Role Posted from until
Rackheath Hall Instation Operator 07 Sep 1941 1942
Hickleton Hall (Doncaster) Instation Operator 1942 20 Jul 1944
Tunbridge Wells Instation Operator 1942 1942
South Dalton Instation Operator 1943 1943
National ID
DIHA 86/3
The Auxiliary Territorial Service
Military number
Commissioned or Enlisted
7 Sep 1941

Private means


Beatrice Temple visited her at the following locations;
Norwich 29 Nov 1941,
Hannington Hall for course 4 May 1942
Tunbridge Wells 5 Oct 1942,
Doncaster (Hickleton Hall) 19 Oct 1942, 18 Nov 1942, 20 Nov 1942
Hannington Hall store keeping course 14 April 1943
South Dalton 6 Aug 1943, 6 Dec 1943

Chelsfield House, Orpington, Kent
Other information

In 1939 she was an Ambulance driver She was the daughter of Arthur Francis Norman-Butler OBE (retired school inspector).

On the 10 Aug 1942, Beatrice Temple notes in her diary; "Rocket sent off to Eleanor Norman Butler – Priscilla Badgerow discovered by telephone to have already gone on leave which only begins “after duty” today !"

In "The Last Ditch" Eleanor Norman-Butler recalls hearing the aircraft transmission of a pilot, his voice pitched high in fear, call "Achtung - Spitfiren!" - then she knew that they were in the war.

Her profile picture on this page is reproduced from "The Last Ditch."


Beatrice Temple Diary,
1939 Register
"The Last Ditch" by David Lampe