About William Thomas Duperouzel BEM FCPA
William is a Fellow Certified Practicing Accountant of Australia, now retired. He was born in Subiaco, Western Australia and now lives in the United Kingdom. He is married with two daughters. He held senior finance roles during a working career in the IT industry and continues his volunteering work with various UK charities, most notably, Workaid and a local charity, Health & Healing. Together with his wife they researched his family roots and in 2003 published ‘Petrosellum – A Global History of the Families Dupérouzel / Duperrouzel’. In 2012 he was a Games Maker Volunteer for the Cycling Team at the London 2012 Olympic Games and the Paralympic Games. He is also a member of the Western Front Association in the UK.
In January 2016 William published ‘SOMEWHERE IN FRANCE’ as a tribute to his Uncle Jim Duperouzel from York Western Australia who was killed in action when the 51st Battalion of the AIF advanced on Mouquet Farm near Pozières, Somme, France on 14/16 August 1916 – he has no known grave. To mark the 100th anniversary of Uncle Jim’s death William and Janet led a Duperouzel family pilgrimage to the Somme of 30 family members from three countries to attend the ANZAC Dawn Service at Villers-Bretonneux in April 2016.
William was awarded the British Empire Medal BEM in The Queen’s Birthday Honours list for services to charity and to the community of Bedfordshire in June 2017.
Books by William Thomas Duperouzel