We remember Benjamin Cossar

We remember Benjamin Cossar

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Timeline

Timeline

1888
sibling Robert Cossar Source:9557562 1888
1890
birth Galashiels, Selkirkshire, Scotland United Kingdom Source:5643340 Source:9557562 23rd September 1890
1890
sibling Mary Cossar Source:9557718 1890
1891
location 93 Halliburton Place, Galashiels, Selkirkshire United Kingdom parents address Source:9557562 5th April 1891
1893
sibling John Cossar Source:9557718 1893
1895
sibling Alexander Cossar Source:9557718 1895
1896
sibling Isabella Cossar Source:9557718 1896
1898
sibling Agnes Cossar Source:9557718 1898
1901
dates Age 9 Source:9557718 31st March 1901
1901
location 47 Halliburton Place, Galashiels, Selkirkshire United Kingdom parents address Source:9557718 31st March 1901
1901
sibling Andrew Cossar Source:9557718 1901
1915
service Canadian Expeditionary Force Private 171752 83rd Overseas Battalion CEF Source:9558624 17th August 1915 - 2nd April 1916
1915
employment Labourer Canada Source:5643340 17th August 1915
1915
enlistment Toronto Canada Source:9558624 17th August 1915
1915
dates Age 24 Source:9558624 17th August 1915
1915
employment Motor Cycle Engineer Toronto Canada Source:9558624 17th August 1915
1915
hospitalisation Admitted to hospital Hospital/Institution Source:9558624 21st December 1915 - 24th December 1915
1916
service Canadian Expeditionary Force Private 171752 204th Battalion Source:9558624 3rd April 1916 - 7th April 1917
1917
events Embarkation Embarkation for CEF Halifax Canada Source:9558624 26th March 1917 - 7th April 1917
1917
service Canadian Expeditionary Force Private 171752 2nd Canadian Reserve Battalion Source:9558624 1st April 1917 - 22nd May 1917
1917
service Canadian Expeditionary Force Private 171752 Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment) 3rd Battalion Source:9558624 17th May 1917 - 6th November 1917
1917
theatres France & Belgium: 1a Source:9558624 18th May 1917 - 6th November 1917
1917
hospitalisation Admitted to hospital - reason not stated in service record. Hospital/Institution Source:9558624 20th June 1917
1917
hospitalisation Admitted to 1st Canadian Field Ambulance. Hospital/Institution Source:9558624 23rd August 1917
1917
hospitalisation Admitted to 3rd Canadian Field Ambulance Hospital/Institution Source:9558624 26th August 1917
1917
hospitalisation Admitted to 1st Canadian Field Ambulance Hospital/Institution Source:9558624 30th August 1917
1917
missing Benjamin was reported missing in action and was later officially recorded as killed in action. His remains have not been found and he is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing. Source:7482244 6th November 1917
education Glendinning School Galashiels, Co. Selkirk United Kingdom Source:9557524
1917
death Killed in Action Reported Missing in action on 6 November 1917. On 12 March 1918 reported Killed in Action. He was one of a bombing section and was killed while going forward in an attack on Passchendaele. Ypres Salient Belgium Source:7482244 Source:9558624 Source:9557585 6th November 1917
1917
dates Age 27 Source:9557585 6th November 1917
burial Ypres (menin Gate) Memorial CWGC Cemetery/Memorial West-Vlaanderen Belgium Panel 18 - 24 - 26 - 30. Source:7482244

Details

Details

Names
TypeName
First Names Benjamin
Initials B
Last Name Cossar
Source 5643340
Gender
GenderSource
Male
Locations
AddressCountryTypeDateSource
47 Halliburton Place, Galashiels, Selkirkshire United Kingdom parents address known 31st March 1901
93 Halliburton Place, Galashiels, Selkirkshire United Kingdom parents address known 5th April 1891
Contribution

Military Service

Military Service
ServiceNumberUnitSectionRankSource
Canadian Expeditionary Force 171752 83rd Overseas Battalion CEF Private
Canadian Expeditionary Force 171752 Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment) 3rd Battalion Private
Canadian Expeditionary Force 171752 2nd Canadian Reserve Battalion Private
Canadian Expeditionary Force 171752 204th Battalion Private
Awards
AwardTypeSource
British War Medal First World War Campaign/Service Medal
Victory Medal First World War Campaign/Service Medal
Family
Parents
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Agnes F Cossar nee Ednie mother
Alexander Cossar father
Siblings
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Robert Cossar brother 1888
John Cossar brother 1893
Alexander Cossar brother 1895
Isabella Cossar sister 1896
Agnes Cossar sister 1898
Andrew Cossar brother 1901
Mary Cossar sister 1890
Physical
ComplexionEyesHairSource
Dark Brown Brown
DateHeightSource
1915-08-17 5'4"
Religion
DateReligionSource
1917-11-06 Presbyterian - inc Church of Scotland

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Evidence

Evidence

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Official Records

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Canadian Attestation Papers
Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) Casualty Records Imperial1

External Evidence

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De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour, 1914-1919 Joanna64499
1891 Scotland Census Joanna64499
Canadian Virtual War Memorial (CVWM) Joanna64499
Book of Remembrance: First World War, Peace Tower, Ottawa Joanna64499
1901 Scotland Census Joanna64499
UK, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960 Joanna64499
Circumstances of Death Registers, First World War Joanna64499
Personnel Records of the First World War Joanna64499
War diaries: 3rd Canadian Infantry Battalion/Journal de guerre 3e Bataillon d'infanterie canadien Joanna64499
Findagrave.com website Joanna64499

Multimedia

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Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing, Ypres/Ieper Joanna64499

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