Cossart, Sidney Joseph (Private, b.1878 - d.1954)

Accession Number PR03761
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1cm; 1 oversized item
Object type Diary, Certificate, Map, Newspaper cutting
Maker Various
Place made South Africa
Date made 1887-1912
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM371 94/0930
Conflict South Africa, 1899-1902 (Boer War)
Copying Provisions Copyright restrictions apply. Only personal, non-commercial, research and study use permitted. Permission of copyright holder required for any commercial use and/or reproduction.

Collection relating to 47 Private Sidney (also spelt Sydney) Joseph Cossart and his service with the 3 Queensland Mounted Infantry Contingent, during the conflict in South Africa, 1899-1902 (Boer War). Comprises two original diaries believed to have been in the possession of Cossart, his Legion of Frontiersmen Certificate of Enrolment 1912, his Marksman's Certificate 1912, a hand drawn map titled 'Sketch Showing Positions of our troops and the Enemy at Elands River August 4th - 17th ,1900', and five newspaper clippings, including two obituaries written after Cossart's death in 1954.