The daughter of Alfred Jeremiah and Annie Butler, Doris was born in Wharfedale, Yorkshire, on 24 July 1891. At some point, the family moved to Church Hill, Tettenhall, Wolverhampton.
From 23 October 1917, Doris served as a Chauffeuse with the British Red Cross, working in various locations for the Surrey County.
By 1939, she was still living with her parents and sister Florence at 1 Church Hill, Tettenhall. Doris died in Eastbourne, Sussex in 1969 at the age of 78.