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Barnett Kaufman "Barney"

Born:
13 Kislev 5658 (08 December 1897)
Died:
10 Av 5752 (09 August 1992)

Basic Information

Unique reference:
KAU0706
Gender:
Male

Birth

Date of birth:
13 Kislev 5658 (08 December 1897)
Place of birth:
London

Death

Date of death:
10 Av 5752 (09 August 1992)
Died in combat?:
No
Place of death:
London
Cause of death:
Old age
Burial place:
Willesden Jewish Cemetery

Places

Addresses

Family home:
131 Sandringham Road Dalston (1917)

Schools

Name:
Jews' Free School (JFS)

Synagogues

Name:
The Great Synagogue, Duke's Place
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Riding horses

On joining up, and remember he was a young man who had grown up in London’s East End, he was told here is a horse, you can ride a horse and so that is what he did. The Royal Field Artillery were a regiment, who were not in the trenches but were in the lines behind the trenches. The horses pulled the gun carriages so the soldiers were on horseback pulling guns.

School friend, Ruby Weintrop

Barney joined up with his school friend Ruby Weintrop later known as Bud Flanagan. The story attached to this is well known. Their Sergeant Major was an unpopular man and on one occasion Ruby Weintrop, as he then was, said to him words to the effect that "when I get out of the army I will make a laughing stock out of you" which he did by using his name as his stage name.

Getting a photo with Mark, who was serving in the US Navy.

His two brothers both served in the US forces during the First World War. Mark was an ordinary seaman in the US Navy and Mickey was a Sergeant in the US Army. The story of the photo is that Mark Kaufman, now in the American Navy, came to London. It is thought that he was assigned to a US Navy troop-transport ship that crossed the Atlantic back and forth and knocked on Barney's door and woke him up in the middle of the night. The next day, it is believed, they went to a studio and had the portrait taken.

Family

Spouse

Clara Bomzer (female)
Other surname / Maiden name:
Kaufman
Place of marriage:
Great Synagogue, Dukes Place
Country of marriage:
United Kingdom

Children

Harold Kaufman (male)
Gabriel Kaufman (male)
Rennie Kaufman (female)

Siblings

Mark Kaufman (male)
Mickey Kaufman (male)

Parents

Father: Joseph Kaufman (male)
Mother: Deborah Kaufman "Dora" (female)

Military Record

Military service:
Army
Military record no.:
208734
Date enlisted/conscripted:
20 February 1917
Date discharged/death:
13 November 1919
Rank at discharge/death:
Gunner
Assignments
Regiment:
Royal Field Artillery
Battalion/unit:
C Battery, 310 Brigade

Roll of Honour

KAUFMAN

Other Occupations

Position:
Company Director
Organisation:
J&F Stone

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