EUSTACE CAMPBELL KAUFMANN

 

Born: 7th February 1887, Erpingham, Norfolk.

Died: Easter Day, 8th April 1917; age: 31; KiA at Vimy Ridge.

Residence: Senlac, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Occupation: Homestead Farmer.

 

Enlistment Details: Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; Date: 3rd April 1916; age: 29 years & 2 months; Religion: CofE. Next of Kin: father – Moritz Kaufmann, of “The Firs” Ingworth, Norfolk. Height: 5ft & 5 1/2ins, fair hair, light blue eyes & dark brown hair.

 

Rank: Private; Service Number: 474314.

Regiment: Canadian Infantry, Saskatchewan Regiment, ‘C’ Coy, 46th Battalion.

 

Sailed on the 18th June 1916, from Halifax, Nova Scotia on board S.S. ‘Empress of Britain.’

 

Final Resting Place Unknown.

 

Memorial Reference:

Vimy Memorial,

Vimy,

Pas de Calais,

France.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of the Rev. M. Kaufmann, M.A., & Mary Josephine Kaufmann, of The Firs, Ingworth, Norfolk.

 

CENSUS

 

1891   Rectory, Erpingham, Norfolk.

 

Eustace was 5 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Moritz Kaufmann, 51, a Curate in Charge, born Baden Grassachson, Germany.

Mary Josephine Kaufmann (nee Watson), 33, born Birkenhead, Cheshire.

Leopold Harington Kaufmann, 7, born Erpingham.

Thekla May Kaufmann, 2, born Erpingham.

Babetta Gladys Kaufmann, 10 months, born Erpinham – died 1893, Erpingham.

1 cook.

1 housemaid.

1 nurse.

 

Eustace’s father, Moritz Kaufmann received his certificate of  Naturalisation on the 6th January 1879, at Birkenhead, Cheshire. He was 38 years old, a College Tutor and Chaplain in the Theological College of Saint Aidan’s, Birkenhead.

 

1901   Ipswich School, Ipswich.

 

Eustace was 15 years old, a Student & Boarder at Ipswich School. His brother, Leopold was 17 years old and also a Student & Boarder.

 

Eustace attended Ipswich School – entered 1897.

 

On the 24th November 1906, 20 year old Eustace, arrived at the Port of Liverpool on board the S.S. Empress of Britain’ of the Canadian Pacific Line. He was a Farmer and had sailed 2nd Class from Quebec, Canada.

 

On the 17th April 1908, 22 year old Eustace, arrived at the Port of Halifax, Nova Scotia on board S.S. ‘Victorian.’ He was a Farmer and had sailed 2nd Class.

 

Eustace is also remembered on a bronze tablet erected by the parishioners to his memory in the small thatched church of St. Lawrence. He was the only man to fall from Ingworth during the First World War.

Eustace is remembered on Ipswich Schools WW1 memorial.

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