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Bernard, 9 November 2014 · # · · Comment

Mosman Cricket Club remembers

Players and Umpires from Mosman and Uni NSW pause before play at Rawson Oval to respect cricketers from all countries who fell in war. (Picture: Mosman Cricket Club)

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Darragh Christie, 9 November 2014 · # · · · Comment [1]

Sydney v Emden, a century later

At Bradleys Head, Mosman, overlooking Sydney Harbour, the mast of the HMAS Sydney serves as a memorial to the brave souls who have fought for Australia in the maritime services.

Specifically it commemorates the victory of the first HMAS Sydney over the German light cruiser Emden at the Cocos Islands in 1914.

Underwater plaque at Cocos (Keeling) Islands that commemorates the 90th anniversary of the Battle of Cocos.

Underwater plaque that commemorates the 90th anniversary of the Battle of Cocos. More wreck photos at the Cocos (Keeling) Islands’ Sydney-Emden 100 website.

Today the HMAS SYDNEY Association will hold a memorial service at Bradleys Head to remember this battle. Emden‘s brief but successful career as a raider of commercial and military vessels came to an end at the hands of the heavier cruiser Sydney by 11am on the 9th of November 1914, exactly 100 years ago.

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Scott Wilson, 3 November 2014 · # · · Comment [1]

J. G. Hircoll: a soldier with a Mosman connection?

Studio portrait of 863 Sapper (Spr) James Greeson Hircoll, 1st Field Company Engineers.

Scott Wilson looks into the history of Sapper James Greeson Hircoll.

Hircoll’s sister wanted him remembered in Mosman but there is little evidence of a local connection, except for the Roll of Honour circular she completed for the Australian War Memorial, and an in memoriam notice placed by his “loving friends A. Casson and Mr and Mrs H Buckman and family” of Mosman.

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Donna, 17 September 2014 · # · · Comment

Looking for John Roy Smith

John and Chris Shaw would like to hear from anyone who has any information on First World War serviceman, John Roy Smith.

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Bernard, 8 July 2014 · # · · Comment [1]

AIF graffiti links Mosman to Naours

Mosman man Allan Allsop, stretcher bearer and despatch rider, made his mark in the underground city of Naours in Picardy, France. Thanks to Charles Lee, who is documenting the hundreds of soldiers’ names written on the walls, we have a photo.

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