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Ralph Cossar Force: Army Regiment: Canadian Infantry Battalion: 64th Battalion Regimental Number: 469115 Rank: Private 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 Trade: Farmer Marital Status: Single Religion: Baptist Next of Kin: (Father) Herbert Cossar, Beaver River, Nova Scotia   Ralph was the son of Hubert and Clara B. Cossar, of Beaver River, N.S.  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 4 others in his unit died in the same week including Edgar Mullen, also of Yarmouth and is also buried in the same cemetery as Ralph Cossar. 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 Sources: Library and Archives Canada (Attestation Paper) Commonwealth War Grave Commission Commonwealth War Grave Commission (Cemetery Information) Canadian Great War Project Veterans Affairs Canada Additional Information: “A Monument Speaks” A Thurston; 1989 (p 100
  Private Ralph Cossar  
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