Sister AANS. Ethel May BOLTON was born in Gippsland, the daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel William K. Bolton MP, Victoria and Jane (Jean) Morpeth nee Gilles of 52 Webster Street Ballarat. The third of 11 children, aged 29, she had nursed at the Ballarat Hospital for four years before joining the Australian Army Nursing Service on April 10th 1915. Just three days later on April 13th she sailed from Australia and served at Salonika until she returned on the Mooltan in December, suffering an arthritic problem. She served at Base Camp in Melbourne until June 1917 when she embarked on the Mooltan and served once again at Salonika. She returned to Australia on the Ulimaroa in March 1919 and was awarded the Royal Red Cross 2nd Class. In July 1929 she married Arthur Richard Broughton. She died on the 30th June 1971 in Ballarat at the age of 85. The service of three of her brothers is remembered on the honour board of the Pleasant Street State School but there is no mention of Ethel.

Ethel was cremated at the Ballarat New Cemetery and he ashes scattered.