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Edwina Shooter, WAGS LibrarianEdwina Shooter, WAGS Librarian from Perth, Western Australia wrote on 27 February, 2017 at 5:45 am:
It's interesting reading the other comments about 'Somewhere in France' as when a copy of this book was kindly donated to the Western Australian Genealogical Society I thought this book wouldn't have any great interest to me as the young soldier was not a relative, and it would be a case of cataloguing it and that was it.
That wasn't the case, at all!
There is so much information in it that applies to other soldiers that have left country WA to fight. The numerous photos and newspaper cuttings add to the story and all the war information is easy to follow.
This is an especially wonderful book if you are a relative of Private James Ross Duperouzel - a treasure for his relatives.
For the non-relative it is a great book for giving context to this time period for a soldier from WA. It is beautifully set out and a tremendous tribute to one of the fallen.
I recommend it to anyone - not just relatives.
TanjaTanja wrote on 27 February, 2017 at 2:07 am:
Thank you for sharing your family's history and keeping the memory of your uncle alive.
Cathy ClarkeCathy Clarke from York wrote on 22 February, 2017 at 12:36 pm:
York District High School thanks you for the donation of 'SOMEWHERE IN FRANCE' and 'PETROSELLUM' to our school library. They are a valuable addition to our local history collection.
Mike Mount-BrysonMike Mount-Bryson from York, Western Australia wrote on 22 February, 2017 at 11:37 am:
Interesting site about a well known local family.

Looking forward to meeting you when you hit our shores.
Robert KnightRobert Knight from Canberra wrote on 22 February, 2017 at 11:18 am:
Hello to the Duperouzel clan. It's really great to see people take such an interest in their family origins, particularly as they relate to so many other families' experiences from 100 years ago. I hope that some day soon Uncle Jim is identified and you can all have a place to come and reflect on a young life cut too short.

All the best,

Rob
Barry GraceyBarry Gracey from Coffs Harbour NSW Australia wrote on 22 February, 2017 at 4:52 am:
What a wonderful site - well organised and easy to use. Very informative - will be looking forward to getting a copy of the book for myself. Pozieres was such a horrific battle, and these Men have never been given the accolades they deserved.
Karin JonesKarin Jones from Perth wrote on 22 February, 2017 at 3:49 am:
A wonderfully written and detailed account of the West Australian Soldier Private James Duperouzal, who fought and lost his life in WW1. A treasure that will reside in the State Library of WA forever!
Stuart MacfarlanStuart Macfarlan from Milton Keynes wrote on 19 February, 2017 at 1:45 pm:
Dear Bill,

Just a quick note to say how impressed I am with 'Somewhere In France'.

You have taken individual research to a whole new level! Your book is incredibly well - researched, documented and illustrated and is an amazing tribute to your Uncle Jim - and all his comrades.

A magnificent effort, well done.

Cheers,

Stuart.
Jack DuperouzelJack Duperouzel from Perth Western Australia wrote on 28 January, 2017 at 6:54 am:
Bill & Jan
Congratulations to you both on your new website, and all the details of the Anzac Day Family visit to honour our Uncle Jim being killed in the first world war 51 ST Battalion AIF. Also to follow on with your DNA sample in case his remains may be identified sometime in the future.

love from your elder brother Jack
Lauren LevineLauren Levine from London wrote on 17 October, 2016 at 3:34 pm:
The website looks absolutely fab Bill!
Marcelle van SoestMarcelle van Soest from Quinns Rocks, Western Australia wrote on 29 September, 2016 at 3:53 am:
Thank you so much for letting me know about your 'new & improved' web site. It's informative, interesting, and a credit to both you and Jan for all the long hours of hard work & dedication to this fantastic labour of love.

Cheers to you both

Marcelle
Paul CobbPaul Cobb from Lechlade UK wrote on 6 September, 2016 at 9:29 pm:
Bill - thanks for alerting me to the re-launch of your website. Plenty of good information on these pages and a fine selection of photos of your tour in 2016. I hope your book continues to attract interest and that the 51st Bn AIF lives on through works such as yours.