The Census of 1891 records this artist as having been born at Milton, Near Gravesend, Kent, and living with his father Henry Edwin TOZER, mother, Louisa J, and older sister Marianne A Tozer (24) at Cape Cornwall, St Just.
There is no mention of his older brother (perhaps travelling at the time), Henry Edward Spernon TOZER with whom he is thought to have shared lodgings at Cliff House, Newlyn, in 1889, and a recent correspondent (2015) writes that he has a painting by Eustace which on the back is annotated in April 1888, signifying his presence in Newlyn at that date. His sending-in address in 1893 was listed as St Just. In 1910 he was based in Lydford, Devon (Kellys Directory). By 1911 the Census found him at Lee Cottage, Bickington, Newton Abbot, Devon, lodging with Charles and Mary Green. He is known to have exhibited work at the RBA on at least one occasion.
Tozer served in the First World War in the rifle brigade. His death is registered in March 1931 at Exeter, Devon.
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Note from correspondent: I have a painting, entitled 'A March Evening' by Eustace Tozer, a landscape of [Pot Common, Elstead]* Surrey with a hand written inscription by him on the reverse dated April 1888, Newlyn, Cornwall suggesting he was in Newlyn by that date.
*Tozer had incorrectly spelled the subject of his painting as `Peat Common, Elmstead'.
Correspondence, with thanks for additional information (2013)
Bednar Every Corner was a Picture
Green On Newlyn Hill
Hardie (2009) Artists in Newlyn and West Cornwall (p283/4)
Johnson & Greutzner