• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE0884

Uren, Elizabeth (Bette) Irene

(1909 – 1991)
  • Born 28 July, 1909, Maylands South Australia Australia
  • Died 12 November, 1991
  • Occupation Nurse, Servicewoman


Elizabeth (Bette) Uren was born at Maylands, South Australia. She was called up to the Australian Army Nursing Service (AANS) and embarked for overseas in May 1940. After ten months at the 2/3 Australian General Hospital (AGH) in Surrey the nurses transferred to the Middle East and staffed the 2/11 AGH in Alexandria. On return to Australia Bette Uren served in Toowoomba and Warwick. In 1943 she was appointed Sister-in-Charge of a Casualty Clearing Station which in January 1945 was posted to the Solomon Islands. Bette’s final experience in the AANS was at the military hospital at Daws Road.

Published resources

Archival resources

  • State Library of South Australia
    • Interview with Elizabeth Uren [sound recording] Interviewer: Joan Durdin

Related entries

  • Related Organisations
    • Australian Army Nursing Service (AANS) (1902 - 1948)