Lieutenant Gideon James Grieve Memorial
Sydney, NSW, Australia

A memorial obelisk to Gideon James Grieve who in 1863 emigrated from Scotland to the then colony of New South Wales.  He enlisted in the Scottish Volunteer Rifles and in 1895 received his commission as a permanent officer of the NSW Permanent Staff with a rank of Second Lieutenant, later promoted to First Lieutenant. Grieve volunteered to serve in the Boer War of 1899 to 1902 and was killed in action during the battle of Paardeberg on 18 Feb 1900 while attempting to rescue a wounded soldier under his command. The obelisk is made of polished red granite and situated outside the Scots Church in Jamison Street, Sydney near the corner of York Street. 

Another view of the memorial.

Close-up of the dedication.

Close-up of the base of the memorial.
(All photos and text courtesy of Peter F. Williams)
© 2011 Peter F. Williams all rights reserved

Page published Dec. 29, 2011