Destruction of the German Raider 'Emden' Back to Search

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Location Hyde Park, Elizabeth Street, Sydney, City of Sydney - New South Wales, Australia
Type memorial
Description

This monument is surmounted by A 4" gun taken from the German Raider "Emden" destroyed by H.M.A.S. Sydney

A gift from the Commonwealth Government to the citizens of Sydney

Built R. H. Brodrick - Designer
Opened 21 December 1917 by Lord Mayor, Ald. R. D. Meagher
Inscription

This monument was erected by the Municipal Council of Sydney to commemorate the destruction of the German raider "Emden" by H.M.A.S. Sydney

Commanded by Captain John C. T. Glossop R.N. in the naval action off Cocos Island on the 9th November 1914.

The monument being unveiled on 21st December 1917 by the Right Hon. R. D. Meacher M.L.C. Lord Mayor of Sydney

W. C. Layton Thomas H. Nesbitt
Deputy Town Clerk Town Clerk

R. H. Brodrick Architect and City Building Surveyor

This monument is surmounted by A 4" gun taken from the German Raider "Emden" destroyed by H.M.A.S. Sydney

A gift from the Commonwealth Government to the citizens of Sydney

Killed In Action
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Wounded
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List of officers on board H.M.A.S. Sydney on the occasion of the destruction of S.M.S. Emden on 9th November 1914.

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Condition

Good

Names

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KINNIBURGH, Joseph Leslie

Service number 2907
Leading Seaman
Born 10 Apr 1895

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GLOSSOP, John Collings Taswell

Commodore
Born 23 Oct 1871

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DARBY, Leonard

Captain
Born 3 Jan 1889

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GASCOIGNE, Thomas

Service number N303812
Private
8th (NSW) Battalion VDC
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 18 Sep 1891

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CAVAYE, Frederick Langton

Commander
Born 25 Jun 1891

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