Leave a tribute or memory of
Manfred Alphonse Kupli (11 JUL 1876 - 29 MAR 1918)
Public - John - Researcher - 24 April 2019
We stumbled across his name by chance when visiting the Field of Remembrance crosses commemorating WW1 casualties at the Wellington Botanic Gardens in 2018.
Due to the uncommon surname we wondered if he might be related to my wife's Godmother Noeline Kupli.
We set about researching the genealogy of both Manfred , and Noeline to establish whether they were related, and have been delighted to establish that they are uncle and niece.
To our knowledge Manfred has no living relatives, so we have taken it upon ourselves to remember his contribution in the ultimate sacrifice for his adopted country.
Manfred was born in London, England to Swiss parents.
We have established the connection between Manfred and his niece just in time for ANZAC Day 1919, which is just over 101 years since he was killed in action in the Somme.
Lest we forget.