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

Place Oceans: Indian Ocean, Cocos Keeling Islands
Accession Number 3DRL/3479
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm
Object type Letters
Maker Glossop, John Collings Taswell
Place made At sea
Date made 1914
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM315 419/006/014
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition

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.