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 Copying is permitted for the purposes of research and study, subject to physical condition

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.