Elsie was born on 28/2/1888 in Toxteth, Liverpool. Her father John Burton Clements (1850-1924) was a Probate Registry Clerk. Her mother was Mary Ellen (born 1856) and she had 3 sisters – Evelene Ellen (born 1884), Laura E (born 1885) and Mabel F (born 1890).
Elsie was living and working as a nurse at Oswestry Cottage Hospital in 1911 although she was not on any nursing registers.
In 1939 Elsie was living in Wallasey, Cheshire with her sister Evelene and brother-in-law. She is recorded on the 1939 census as an unpaid domestic. She died in 1962 leaving £2000 to Evelene.