ID number 3DRL/3479
Title Glossop, John Collings Taswell, CB (Vice Admiral, b.1871 - d.1934)
Record type Collection
Item count 1
Collection Private Record
Object type Letters
Maker Glossop, John Collings Taswell (Maker)
Place made At sea
Date made 1914
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm
Note Open

Description

Collection relating to the First World War service of Captain John Collings Taswell Glossop. Collection consists of an original signed letter written by Captain Glossop requesting the captain of SMS Emden to surrender his vessel and crew following the beaching of the German ship on North Keeling Island. The letter was not actually delivered as the battle flag of the Emden was still raised when the Sydney returned from chasing the Buresk.