Welcome to the website of
William Thomas Duperouzel.

All four books written by the author are accessible in pdf format on this web site namely,

PETROSELLUM’ A Global History of the Families Duperouzel / Duperrouzel + 7 family trees click here

‘SOMEWHERE IN FRANCE’ The Story of 4783 Private James Ross Duperouzel 51stBattalion Australian Imperial Force click here

‘Sunset Over Mount Douraking’ Janet Millett and the Rev’ Edward Millett Pioneers of York, Western Australia’ is the author’s third book which was published in the Holy Trinity Church, York, Western Australia on 15 June 2019.  click here

The authors fourth book ‘Let go…let God’ pays tribute to
Katrina Boyce the founder of the UK charity the Leighton Buzzard Centre for
HEALTH HEALING & COUNSELLING’ and Paul Cole, benefactor. click here

Aimable Ciril Dupérouzel – 120th Anniversary of his Death

 10th December 2021: Today, we commemorate the 120th anniversary of the death of my GGF Aimable Ciril Dupérouzel, a pioneer of York, Western Australia.  Eastern Districts’ Chronicle newspaper, dated Saturday 14 December 1901, published his death notice...

Origin of the Family Name

Throughout my lifetime I have been asked on numerous occasions…you have such an unusual surname, where does it come from and can you spell it please?  Having carried out extensive family research with my wife, Janet, since the early 1970’s, we discovered that the...

James Ross Duperouzel

James Ross Duperouzel (1897–1916) was from York, Western Australia. He was the only AIF soldier to die out of a total of 5,230 Western Front War Dead from Western Australia whose grandfather was a convict of French origin having been transported to Fremantle, Western...

Remembering Julia Maud Ovens

3 May 1876: Commemorating the 145th anniversary of the birth of Grand-Aunt Julia Maud Ovens, the daughter of our Irish GGM Julia Neagle and our French GGF Aimable Ciril Dupérouzel.  Julia Maud, affectionately known as ‘Maudie’, married William Ovens, ‘Barney’, at...

The Duperouzel family who gathered at the Australia War Memorial, Canberra, for the Last Post Ceremony dedicated to uncle Jim Duperouzel on 21 June 2019.

Photo Gallery from AWM Canberra

The Duperouzel Family Pilgrimage to France April 2016 at the AIF Memorial, Mouquet Farm, on the Somme

Photo Gallery from the Pilgrimage to France