Who was Nellie Payne?

Memorial plaque, Church of St John the Baptist, Ouse. Carved 1918.

Memorial plaque, Ouse.


“Ellen Nora Payne – Woodcarver of Tasmania” by Russell Atkinson, page 72

“Mrs Payne carved in 1918 a plaque for the Church of St John the Baptist at Ouse, Tasmania, in memory of Alexander Douglas Bethune, who had died at Walker’s Ridge, Gallipoli, in August 1915, and his brother, Norman McLeod Bethune, of the 8th Light Horse Regiment, who had fallen at Gaza, Palestine, in 1917”

The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times Thursday 9 September 1915, page 2
BETHUNE.— Killed in action at the Dardanelles, Corporal Alexander Douglas Bethune, 8th Light Horse,  eldest son of the late J. R. Douglas Bethune, of Tasmania, aged 35 years.

The Mercury (Hobart, Tas. : 1860 – 1954), Monday 30 April 1917, page 1
BETHUNE.—Died of wounds in April, in Egypt, Norman McLeod Bethune, second beloved son of the late J. R. D. Bethune of Cluny, Ouse.