About William Thomas Duperouzel BEM FCPA (Aust.)
William was born in Subiaco, Western Australia, and now lives in the United Kingdom. He is a Fellow Certified Practicing Accountant of Australia, now retired. Throughout his career he held senior finance roles working in the IT industry and continues his volunteering work as a trustee with various UK charities, most notably, Workaid and Health & Healing.
William has a keen interest in genealogy. Together with his wife he researched his family roots and in 2003 published ‘Petrosellum – A Global History of the Families Dupérouzel / Duperrouzel’.
In 2012 William was a Games Maker Volunteer for the Cycling Team at the London 2012 Olympic Games and the Paralympic Games.
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 in August 1916.
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.
William published his third book, ‘SUNSET OVER MOUNT DOURAKING’ in York, Western Australia on June 2019. This is a tribute to Janet Millett and the Rev. Edward Millett, Pioneers of York, Western Australia.
William published his fourth book, ‘Let go…let God’ in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, UK on 29 October 2020. This was written as a tribute to Katrina Boyce, founder of the charity, ‘Leighton Buzzard Centre for Health, Healing and Counselling’, and Paul Cole, benefactor.