Remembering Frédéric Surget

Remembering Frédéric Surget

19 June 1861: Remembering Frédéric Surget, a convict of French origin from Isingy-sur-Mer, Calvados, #4841, known as ‘grand Surget’, who was a friend of my French GGF Aimable Ciril Dupérouzel, from Saint Aubin-du-Perron, near Coutances, Manche, convict #4840. Both men...
Troopship H.M.A.T Huntspill

Troopship H.M.A.T Huntspill

On this day 14 June 1916: Uncle Jim Duperouzel from York, Western Australia arrived in Marseilles, France on board the troopship H.M.A.T. HUNTSPILL (pictured here courtesy of Transport of Delight) – a journey that took seven days from their training camp at...