Lieutenant G. J. GrievePrint Page
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.
|Address:||Old South Head Road, Gap Park, Watsons Bay, 2030|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -33.847288|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||18-February-1900|
|Actual Event End Date:||18-February-1900|
|Monument Manufacturer:||Andrews Bros (Sydney)|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 22nd December, 1900|
To the Memory of
LIEUTENANT C. J. GRIEVE
Who Fell Fighting At The Battle Of Paardeberg
18th February 1900, Aged 36.
Andrews Bros. Sydney