Name: Frederick Delaporte
Date of Birth: 07/04/1899
Birth Location: Coolingup now Capel
Also known as: Fred
Age at Burial: 78
Date of Death: 01/03/1978
Death Location: At home in Capel WA
Date of Burial: 03/03/1978
Denomination: Church of England – section A
Row/Grave: Row 9 – Grave No #77
In Loving Memory of
Died 1 ST March 1978
Erected by his loving wife and families
Father and Mother: William John Charles Delaporte 1870
Mother: Lucy Payne nee Hurst 1863
Grand Parents: (father) John Charles Delaporte 1843 and Anna Ellen House 1849
Grand Parents: (mother) Basil Hurst 1828 and Maria Gardiner 1832
Great Grand Parents: (Parents of Anna Ellen House) William House 1810 and Martha Higgins 1825 – Came to Australia on Ship – Caroline 1829
Great Great Grand Parents: (Grandparents of Anna Ellen House) William Higgins 1800 and Sarah Dredge 1799 – Came to Australia on Ship – Britannia 1830
Stanley Vernon Delaporte born 1901 died 1966– married Annie Grace Landwehr
Baby Girl Stillborn 1903
Doris Martha Delaporte born 1905 died 1990- married Maxwell Gordan Bentley
(Lucy’s children of her 1 st marriage to George Robert Payne 1886)
Ethel Rosina Payne born 1886 died 1960 – married Frederick Roland Thomas Henry Tucker
Marian Edith Payne born 1887 died 1955 – married John Finlayson Gibson
Ruth Evelyn Payne born 1889 died 1954 – married John Cross
Justus Allan Payne born 1891 died 1960
Cyril Thomas Payne born 1893 died Nov 1916 WW1
Spouse: Doris Constance Jarvis born 1908, died 1996. Daughter of Edward Thomas Jarvis and Blanche Capel Scott.
Maxwell John Jarvis born 1932 (“Connie’s” 1 st Son prior to marriage to Fred)
Military Service: World War 1
Fred Delaporte was born into a local Capel farming family, he attended Capel Primary school along with his brother and sister. His young days in Capel would have been filled with helping on the family farm, along side his love of sport, which would continue through his life, and being part of a large extended family.
His mother Lucy Hurst had a previous marriage to George Robert Payne in 1886 and they had five children prior to his death in 1895. George Payne also had a previous marriage before Lucy to Elizabeth Hough in 1868 and they had eight children prior to her death in 1884. Fred Delaporte had a large family of half siblings and extended Payne family members.
His father William John Charles Delaporte was the son of John Charles Delaporte and Anna Ellen House. John Charles had died at a young age and Anna had remarried to Charles Harris also a local farmer from Capel.
Fred went to WW1 in 1918 at 18 with permission from his parents.
Fred was discharged from WW1 (where he was awarded the military medal) in 1919.
Fred married “Connie” in 1936, he was 37 years of age and Connie was 28. They had 6 children, he was a loving father and gave all his children a great love of sports. Fred was a keen football player and cricketer.
He had a small herd of dairy cows that he farmed on the farm he inherited from his father on Gavins Rd, Capel and he also worked for a time at the Capel Factory. Fred never spoke of his military service to his family.
In later years Fred and Connie sold the farm and moved to a house on Bussell Highway which is now Capel Drive where he died peacefully at home in 1978. His wife survived him by 18 years, passing away in 1996.
Service Number: 7291
Unit/Division: 51st Battalion
Enlistment Date: 1917-04-09
Enlistment Location: Bunbury, WA
Embarkation Port: Fremantle
Embarkation Date: 1918-03-13
Embarkation Ship: Ormonde
Disembarkation Port: Suez
Disembarkation Date: 1918-04-04
Locations Served: Western Front
Discharge Date: 1919-09-09
Service Date Records
16/05/1917-To No. 5 District Guard
4/01/1918-To D3 Depot as Private
25/01/1918-To 28th Battalion 22nd Reinforcements
4/04/1918-To Aust Camp Suez
30/04/1918-Embarked Port Tewfik Suez for Southampton
15/05/1918-To 5th Training Battalion Fovant England
4/06/1918-Transferred 51st Battalion Details Codford
8/08/1918-Proceeded overseas Aust Infantry Base Depot Havre France ex. Folkestone
16/08/1918-Joined 51st Battalion in the field France ex. Base Depot
15/09/1918-AWARDED MILITARY MEDAL
28/12/1919-Transferred Aust Light Trench Mortar Battery in the field France
10/05/1919-Rejoined 51 st Battalion ex. Detachment
21/05/1919-To No. 4 Group Hurdcott England ex. France
12/07/1919-Embarked England for Australia per “City of Exeter”
9/09/1919-Discharged from Service
Date of Recommendation : 18 September 1918.
” During an attack by his Company, on enemy position near VERMAND, N. W. of ST. QUENTIN on 15th September 1918, this man, who is a Platoon Runner, under very heavy Machine Gun fire, carried important messages to his Company Commander. When his Platoon Sergeant was badly wounded, and lay in the open, under very hostile Machine Gun fire, Private Delaporte who was not on any duty at the time, went to his assistance, and helping him to cover, dressed his wounds, and then aided him to a place of safety. His coolness and gallant conduct, under fire, were an excellent example to all “.
Information written and compiled by Noelene Bell – granddaughter. Additional research by PP and JT (members of the CDCP team)
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