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Hyman Kaufman

Born:
1894
Died:
15 Av 5676 (14 August 1916)

Basic Information

Unique reference:
KAU0239
Other first name:
Harry
Other surname:
Kaye
Gender:
Male

Birth

Date of birth:
1894
Place of birth:
Liverpool

Death

Date of death:
15 Av 5676 (14 August 1916)
Died in combat?:
Yes
Place of death:
Somme
Cause of death:
Killed in Action
Burial place:
Thiepval Memorial

Places

Addresses

Family home:
25 Norton Street, Liverpool (1911)

Schools

Name:
Liverpool Hebrew School

Other Organisations

Name:
Jewish Lads' Brigade
Name:
Association of Old Boys of Liverpool Hebrew Schools
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Pte Hyman Kaufman, K. L. R.

Hyman Kaufman is the first member of the Association of Old Boys of the Liverpool Hebrew Schools to fall in action. He was killed by a bursting shell while his company were holding a first line trench, immediately after having come through a bayonet charge. His death came as a great blow to all who knew him, for it is given to few young men to endear themselves to their friends as he had endeared himself.
Hyman Kaufman was not a communal worker; he was never prominent in communal affairs, yet he had won the high esteem of everybody because of a high-souled, generous and chivalrous disposition of which is it impossible to write in adequate terms. He was also possessed of an infectious gaiety that spread light all round.
Another Old Boy, now in hospital at Birmingham, writing which in the trenches said that he had just met Pte. Kaufman in the same trench and that "he cheered them all up that cold and rainy night."
Youthful - he was but twenty-two years of age - and broad built, it is impossible to think of him as dead. But now, alas, there is only his memory to cherish and to his near friends that will for ever be a scared though and inspiration. For his brokenhearted parents - both highly-respected in the community - as well as for his brothers and sisters every sympathy is felt. May the Almighty God care for his soul and grant it eternal peace!

Family

Siblings

Sarah Kaufman (female)
Caplin Kaufman (male)
Rachel Kaufman (female)
Lena Kaufman (female)
Solomon Kaufman (male)
Wolf Kaufman (male)
Ida Kaufman (female)

Parents

Father: Abraham Kaufman (male)
Mother: Nelly Kaufman (female)

Homefront

Military Record

Military service:
Army
Military record no.:
6018
Date enlisted/conscripted:
1916
Date discharged/death:
14 August 1916
Rank at discharge/death:
Private
Assignments
Regiment:
King's Own (Liverpool) Regiment
Battalion/unit:
10th Battalion
Campaigns:
Somme

Roll of Honour

L. KAUFMAN, 30 April 1917

Commonwealth Graves Commission

Rank:
Private
Date of Death:
14/08/1916
Age:
Regiment / service:
1st/10th Bn., The King's (Liverpool Regiment)
Cemetery:
Grave reference:
Pier and Face 1 D 8 B and 8 C.
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