Lieutenant Gideon James Grieve Memorial

Description

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

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 Conflicts 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
Scotts Church,Crn Jamison & York Streets
Sydney NSW 2000
Location/surrounding area
Memorial Location
Recorded by
Peter Levarre-Waters
Established date
1900

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