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The memorial to Lieutenant G. J. Grieve, a marble and sandstone structure standing at the southern end of Gap Park, close to the cliff face, has historic and social significance as a remembrance to Lieutenant Grieve, a Special Service Officer who was killed in February 1900 at the Battle of Paardeberg during the Boer War. The memorial was originally a drinking fountain. 

A drinking fountain has been erected by the residents of Watsons Bay to perpetuate the memory of the late Lieutenant Grieve, who was killed at the battle of Paardeberg, in South Africa, on February 18 last. The Minister for Defence (Mr John See, M. L.A ) has been asked to perform the ceremony of unveiling the fountain next Saturday afternoon. 
Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), 18 December 1900.

Location

Address:Old South Head Road, Gap Park, Watsons Bay, 2030
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.847288
Long: 151.286687
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Military
Actual Event STart Date:18-February-1900
Actual Event End Date:18-February-1900
Monument Manufacturer:Andrews Bros (Sydney)
Link:http://www.warmemorialsregister.nsw…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 22nd December, 1900
Front Inscription

              To the Memory of 
                   The Late
        LIEUTENANT C. J. GRIEVE 
Who Fell Fighting At The Battle Of Paardeberg
                 South Africa;

18th February 1900, Aged 36.

Andrews Bros.              Sydney

Source: NRWM, MA
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