Glossop, John Collings Taswell, CB (Vice Admiral, b.1871 - d.1934)

Unit HMAS Sydney
Place Oceans: Indian Ocean
Accession Number 2DRL/0885
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm
Object type Documents
Maker Glossop, John Collings Taswell
Place made At sea, New Guinea
Date made 1936
Access Open
Related File This file can be accessed via the Memorial's Reading Room. AWM315 749/039/002
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Description

Collection relating to the First World War service of Captain John Collings Taswell Glossop. Collection consists of a copy of a personal diary maintained by Glossop, from July to December 1914. Although general in nature mainly recording ship board duties, there is passing mention of the campaign in German New Guinea, particularly Herbertshohe; convoy duties with the First Expeditionary Force; and a description of the naval battle off the Cocos Keeling Islands between the German SMS Emden and Australian HMAS Sydney on 9 November 1914.