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Name: Ralph Cossar Regimental Number: 469115 Rank: Private Battalion: 64th Battalion Date of Birth: July 9, 1897 Place of Birth: Beaver River, Nova Scotia Date of Enlistment: August 19, 1915 Place of Enlistment: Sussex, New Brunswick Age at Enlistment: 18 Height: 5 Feet 6 Inches Complexion: Fair Eyes: Hazel Hair: Fair Trade: Farmer Marital Status: Single Religion: Baptist Next of Kin: Herbert Cossar (Father), Beaver River, Nova Scotia Date of Death: January 2, 1916 Age at Death: 18 Cemetery: Port Maitland (Beaver River) Cemetery, Nova Scotia, Canada Plot: L . 161A. East side, Avenue F. Commemorated on Page 71 of the First World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on February 22 Commemorated on the Yarmouth Monument Ralph was the son of Hubert and Clara B. Cossar, of Beaver River, NS. He enlisted with the 64th Battalion in Sussex, New Brunswick. He died a victim of the epidemic of pneumonia and diphtheria that swept through the troops that occupied sheds at Pier Two, Halifax. At least four others in his unit died in the same week including Edgar Mullen, also of Yarmouth. Private Corrarand is buried in the same cemetery as Ralph Cossar.
Ralph Cossar
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Sources: Library and Archives Canada Canadian Virtual War Memorial Additional Information: “A Monument Speaks” A Thurston; 1989 (p 100)