The fourth and youngest daughter of Assheton Biddulph and Florence Caroline Boothby, Ethne Patricia lived at Moneyguyneen with her parents until the death of her father Assheton in Bath in 1916.
She trained as a masseuse in Dublin. Her name can be found in the UK, Physiotherapy and Masseuse Registers, 1895-1980 ISTM Certificate holders 1917-1919. The ISTM or Incorporated Society of Trained Masseuses, was to be found at 157 Great Portland Street, London.
From 1920-21 her address appears as Moneyguyneen, Birr. Perhaps her mother Florence was still living there.
She appears again in the Registers under CSMMG [Chartered Society of Masseuses & Medical Gymnasts] and CSP [The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy] 1920-1935. Additional Qualification Registered M.E. [not practising]. Her address is given as Pan’s Garden, Warnham.
In 1926 she travelled to Algeria to visit her sister Ierne and her sister’s husband Alexander Granville, a British official serving with the Egyptian government, before his early death after a long illness, in London, in 1929.