Lieutenant Gideon James Grieve Memorial, Scots Church Sydney

Description

A red granite obelisk on a sandstone plinth.

Inscription

In memory of Lieutenant Gideon James Grieve N.S.W. Permanent Staff Formerly 1ST Lieut. 5th Regt Scottish Rifles and Staff ADJT 6th Regt Australian Rifles.

Sailed in Oct. 1899 for S. Africa as a Special Service Officer, there attached to 2nd 'Black Watch' and with it took part in the battle of 'Koodoosberg ' with conspicuous gallantry and skills as a leader - the operations for the relief of Kimberley - and the attack on Cronje's Laager at Paardeberg FE. 18 1900. Where after shewing - as described by a brother officer - "Most magnificent bravery" he fell in the fore front of battle.

By his untimely death, N.S.W. has lost a most able and gallant officer, and his widow and children and devoted husband and father.

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Unit Campaign Link
Lieut Gideon James Grieve Boer War KIA 18.2.1900 Special Services 2nd Black Watch Relief of Kimberley view
Address
Cnr Jamison and York Streets,
Scots Church,
Sydney NSW 2000
Local Government Area
  • Sydney, City of
Setting
  • Building – outside
Memorial type
  • Obelisk
Recorded by
Peter Levarre-Waters
Established Date format: 
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Dedication date: 
01/06/1901
Dedication date
06 January 1901
Conflict/s
  • South African War (Boer War), 1899–1902

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