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Lieutenant Grieve Memorial 2
Lieutenant Grieve Memorial 2

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The monument commemorates Lieutenant Gideon James Grieve who was killed in action during the attack on Cronje`s Laager in February 1900 during the South African (Boer) War.



Address:173 King Street, St James Anglican Church, Sydney, 2000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.869486
Long: 151.211172
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Actual Event Start Date:18-February-1900
Actual Event End Date:18-February-1900
Monument Manufacturer:Andrews Brothers (Sydney, NSW)


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 6th January, 1901
Front Inscription

In memory of Lieutenant Gideon James Grieve 
NSW 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 a skill as a leader - 

The operations for the Relief of Kimberley - and the attack on Cronje`s Laager at Paardeberg Feb. 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 a devoted husband and  father

Source: MA
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