'Third Bushman's Contigent QLD 1901'

Accession Number P05621.001
Collection type Photograph
Object type Print
Maker Unknown
Place made Australia: Queensland
Date made c 1900
Conflict South Africa, 1899-1902 (Boer War)

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Studio portrait of members of the 3rd Queensland Mounted Infantry. Front row, far right, is 47 Private (Pte) Sydney (or Sidney) Joseph Cossart. Pte Cossart participated in operations in Rhodesia, the Transvaal and Orange Free State, the most notable action being the Relief of Mafeking. While in Africa Cossart served as Acting Corporal. In May 1901 the 3rd Queensland Mounted Infantry was relieved from further service and Cossart returned to Queensland.