- 14 September 1890
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
- Community worker, Women's rights activist and Women's rights organiser
- Alternative Names
- Gasteen, Elsie Frances (maiden name, - 10 August 1917)
During World War II Elsie Byth was an executive and/or committee member of a number of organisations. President of the National Council of Women of Australia in 1944 and the National Council of Women of Queensland (1940-1945). She was vice-president of the Australian Comforts Fund in 1940 and the Women's Voluntary National Register; member of the management committee for the Queensland Patriotic Fund; member of the War Saving committee and the War Accommodation committee. Married to solicitor George Leonard Byth (Len) in 1917, they had four children. Her hobbies included music, flowers and fine needlework.