Red Granite obelisk on sandstone plinth.Biography of Gideon James Grieve by Donald Ramsay Also see 'Lieutenant G J Grieve Memorial', Watsons Bay
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.
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