Eleanor was born in Newport, Shropshire in 1866. She married auctioneer George Alfred (b. 1861) in 1884, and had three children; George John (b. 1886, was a solicitors clerk in 1911), Elizabeth May (b. 1887, became an assistant solicitors clerk) and Edith Gladys (b. 1893).
Eleanor had already gained her Proficiency badge before 1914 and was already a member of the Shropshire 40 VAD. From 1st May 1917 to 24th December 1919 Eleanor served at Pentre Pant as a medical and surgical nurse. She worked full time for the first 6 months until her husband was invalidated out of the 25th Royal Welsh Fusiliers. He served as a Staff Sergeant Major.
Eleanor and her family moved to 61 Roft St after the war. Eleanor died in 1940.