Undress jacket : Rear Admiral J C T Glossop, Royal Navy
|Title||Undress jacket : Rear Admiral J C T Glossop, Royal Navy|
|Maker||Moore, Scantlebury & Coote (Maker)|
|Place made||United Kingdom: England|
|Date made||c 1913|
Officer's black lightweight wool twill undress or 'monkey' jacket. The double breasted jacket has turn back lapels, two rows of four gilded brass RN officer's buttons, made by Jennens & Co, London, an inset welt pocket on the left breast, two inset welt pockets over each hip, and short vents in each side seam. Each cuff bears gold lace rank insignia for a rear admiral. Three rows of medals ribbons are sewn above the left breast pocket for: Order of the Bath,1914-15 Star, British War Medal 1914-1920, Victory Medal 1914-1918, Japanese Order of the Rising Sun and French Legion d'Honneur. The body of the jacket is lined with black polished cotton and the sleeves with cream cotton twill. There is an inset pocket in the left front lining which bears a tailor's label for 'MOORE, SCANTLEBURY & COOTE, 47 CONDUIT STREET, LONDON W AND THE HARD, PORTSMOUTH' with a handwritten 'Capt. J. C. T. Glossop' beneath it.
Worn by Rear Admiral John Collings Taswell Glossop, Royal Navy. Born in England in 1871, Glossop served as a midshipmen in Samoan waters in the corvette HMS Calliope in 1888 and made his first visit to Australia in the flagship of the Australia Squadron, HMS Orlando. He served as a navigator lieutenant in HMS Royalist, again in Australian waters, in 1896, and in the corvette HMS Royalist during the 'Samoan troubles' of 1899. His later service included a posting as commander in the battleship HMS Hood. In June 1911 Glossop was promoted to captain and on 26 June 1913 was lent to the Royal Australian Navy and appointed to command the newly commissioned Chatham class light cruiser HMAS Sydney.