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.

 
 

Recorded by: 

Peter Levarre-Waters
 

Established date: 

1900
 

Location/surrounding area: 

Memorial Location
 

Address Data: 

Scotts Church,Crn Jamison & York Streets
Sydney NSW 2000
 
 

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