|Place of birth||Dalston, London, England|
|School||Wilton Road Board School, Dalston, London, England|
|Age on arrival in Australia||27|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Age at embarkation||28|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs F A Poupard, c/o Mrs Crabtree, Main Road, Sea Point, Capetown, South Africa|
|Previous military service||Served in the Zealandia Rifles for 10 months; in the Cape Town Highlanders for 1 year.|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||2nd Battalion, H Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/19/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A23 Suffolk on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||2nd Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Age at death from cemetery records||33|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||The Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (Panel 7), Belgium
The Menin Gate Memorial (so named because the road led to the town of Menin) was constructed on the site of a gateway in the eastern walls of the old Flemish town of Ypres, Belgium, where hundreds of thousands of allied troops passed on their way to the front, the Ypres salient, the site from April 1915 to the end of the war of some of the fiercest fighting of the war.
The Memorial was conceived as a monument to the 350,000 men of the British Empire who fought in the campaign. Inside the arch, on tablets of Portland stone, are inscribed the names of 56,000 men, including 6,178 Australians, who served in the Ypres campaign and who have no known grave.
The opening of the Menin Gate Memorial on 24 July 1927 so moved the Australian artist Will Longstaff that he painted 'The Menin Gate at Midnight', which portrays a ghostly army of the dead marching past the Menin Gate. The painting now hangs in the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, at the entrance of which are two medieval stone lions presented to the Memorial by the City of Ypres in 1936.
Since the 1930s, with the brief interval of the German occupation in the Second World War, the City of Ypres has conducted a ceremony at the Memorial at dusk each evening to commemorate those who died in the Ypres campaign.
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
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|Parents: Thomas and Florence POUPARD (AS SPELT), 29 Priest's Avenue, Petone, New Zealand. native of Dalston, London, England|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Wounded in action, Gallipoli, 25-30 April 1915; admitted to 17th General Hospital, Alexandria, 30 April 1915 (gun shot wound, forearm). transferred to Hospital Ship 'Nevasca', 15 May 1915; transferred to England, and admitted to 2nd Western General Hospital, 29 May 1915.
Embarked with 11 Draft to rejoin Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 15 November 1915; arrived Mudros, 3 December 1915. Rejoined Bn at Gallipoli, 7 December 1915. Disembarked Alexandria, 28 December 1915.
Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 22 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 28 March 1916.
Detached for duty with 1st Australian Light Trench Mortar Battery, Belgium, 9 October 1916.
Admitted to 7th Australian Field Ambulance, 30 November 1916 (conjunctivitis); marched in to 1st Australian Divisional Base Depot, 8 December 1916; rejoined 2nd Bn, 30 December 1916.
Admitted to 1st Australian Field Ambulance, 31 March 1917 (diarrhoea); rejoined Bn, 12 April 1917.
On leave to England, 24 May 1917; rejoined Bn from leave, 10 June 1917.
Killed in action, Belgium, 6 November 1917.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Miscellaneous details||Surname incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as POURPARD.|