Lord Raglan Convict Ship 1858

February 6, 1858: Today, we commemorate the 160th anniversary of when Mr John Bower, Surgeon Superintendent, and Mr Thomas Hybert, Sea Captain, proceeded to Deptford Dockyard, near London, having been appointed to take command of the Hired Convict Ship, ‘LORD RAGLAN’.... read more

Remembering William James Duperouzel, January 21, 1921

January 21, 1921: Remembering my great Uncle, William James Duperouzel, who was tragically killed in the bush near Noggerup in the south-west of Western Australia whilst working as a timber hewer for Bunning Bros. Timber Mill. William James was the son of ‘John the... read more

Lest We Forget

Lest We Forget. 4783 Pte James Ross Duperouzel 51st Bn. AIF – killed in action at Mouquet Farm on the Somme, France, on 14/16 August 1916. Uncle Jim has no known grave. The tragic loss of Uncle Jim was felt deeply by the family as evident by this moving tribute... read more

Cut-Outs to Honour Sacrifice of Diggers

This article was published in The West Australian newspaper on Thursday April 20 but sadly didn’t mention the names of the soldiers featured. Uncle Jim Duperouzel is on the right and his cousin Harry Wansbrough – both from York, Western Australia is on the... read more

DNA Results

You may recall I submitted my DNA samples, together with a copy of the Duperouzel Family Tree, to the Australian Army – Unrecovered War Casualties (UWC), Department of Defence, Canberra, Australia, in July 2016. I did so on behalf of the family should the UWC be... read more


Uncle Jim, 4783 Private James Ross Duperouzel, 51st Bn. Australian Imperial Force from York, Western Australia. Killed-in-Action at Mouquet Farm, Somme, France, on 14/16 August 1916. Still ‘missing’ with no known grave…somewhere in France, but Not... read more

DNA Test

I thought my extended Duperouzel family would be interested to know that I carried out a DNA test and submitted the kit, together with a copy of the Duperouzel family tree, to the Unrecovered War Casualties – Army, Department of Defence, in Canberra, in July... read more

Western Front Association – BOOK REVIEW

Western Front Association – BOOK REVIEW, WFA magazine STAND TO! – 2016 AUSTRALIAN DETAIL Author: William Thomas DUPEROUZEL ‘SOMEWHERE IN FRANCE – The Story of 4783 Private James Ross Duperouzel, 51st Battalion Australian Imperial Force’ Privately... read more

Somewhere in France Published

The latest book from William Thomas Duperouzel has been released – Somewhere in France. Somewhere in France is written as a tribute by William to his Uncle Jim, 4783 Private James Ross Duperouzel, from York, Western Australia. At the age of eighteen Jim... read more