Rev Sydney Calvert Jackson Grime married in NZ
* Sydney Calvert Jackson Grime (1852-1917)
Was born in Newcastle, NSW, son of Major Grime, one of the earliest settlers, who brought to Australia one of the first regiments when Governor Macquarie arrived at Sydney.
He married Frances Elizabeth Crosdill (-1904) in 1882, daughter of William Crosdill, the owner of the large 'Crosdill' estate. Frances's probate was granted 27 May 1904, however nothing else know of her
the known children of Sydney & Frances
.. 1 1883 - 1968 Augustine George 'August' Grime (born in Riverton, NZ)
* married Isabell Mary Small (1877-1978) in 1913 in NSW and had two sons
* served in WWI as Private 2570 with the 36 Infantry Battalion, 6th Reinforcements, embarking from Sydney 9 Nov 1916 on the HMAT Benalla
* On 11 June 1917 August was Wounded in Action and was evacuated to England where he had his left leg amputated above the knee. He returned to Australia 1 Nov 1917
* Augustine died 11 Aug 1968, Toowoon Bay, NSW
.. 2 1886 - Cyril Gurney Grime
* served in WWI as 2nd Lieutenant with the 3rd Field Artillery, ^ Reinforcements, Imperial Camel Corps. He enlisted 22 April 1915 from his address, Grand Hotel, Newcastle. He embarked from Brisbane on 2 June 1915 on the HMAT Medic. He returned to Australia 11 July 1917
* He was the Sole Executor and Trustee in brother Claude's estate
.. 3 1888 - Edward Greenway Grime (born in Sydney)
* Captain/Major in WWI
* possibly married Ruth Evangeline Galley (1903-1977)
.. 4 1890 - 1922 Claude Vivian Grime (born in Newcastle)
* GRIME - On Saturday, the 25th Oct 1890, at "Claremont", Newcomen-street, the wife of the Rev S.C.J. Grime, of a son
* served in WWI as Private 1015 with the 4th Field Ambulance. He embarked from Melbourne 22 Dec 1914 on the HMAT Berrima, He lost his left eye at Gallipoli
The Referee, Sydney, 22 March 1916
CLAUDE WRITES FROM WAR
Claude Grimes, the Crlebe torward, writes to
Mr C. A. McCarthy: "Looking through the papers the other day I thought I saw that Bob Stone gained the D.C.M. Let us hope it is true; it is just the sort of thing he would do. [Stone gained that honor — Ed. 'Referee'] Have you heard any more of Summers and Elwood. [Both are now on the list of killed — Ed. 'Referee'] I have been staying with an aunt in Kent about three miles from Dover. I had left there only the day before some German seaplanes dropped bombs about. They were only two miles from where I lived — trying to get at the aerodrome. I am having quite a run around the country, and shall know it soon. I see that they are sending men from Sydney to replace those in Egypt looking after horses. I do not see why they could not give some of us fellows the job, as we are quite able to do that work and a lot harder too. Just fancy sending fellows with one good eye back to Australia as unfit. I wrote to my colonel about it. My father tells me my eldest brother has enlisted, which makes the whole four of us at it now — and the sister wants to nurse. This country is full of troops. There does not seem to be anyone else working,"
* In Oct 1921 Claude registered his new company 'Grime Brothers,' motor and general engineers
The Referee, Sydney, 21 June 1922
DEATH OF OLD PLAYER
Footballers heard with regret of the death, on Monday, of Claude Grime, the Glebe-Balmain forward of a few years ago. He lost an eye on active service, and after his return he did not have the best of health. Deceased who was well known in this city a few years ago, was prominent in Rugby Union football circles. He was only 32 years old.
* He was buried at Church of England Cemetery, Randwick
.. 5 1893 - Frances G R Grime (born Newcastle)
* nothing known at this time. If you read Sydney's obit she was in England in 1917
Evening News, 7 Nov 1876
DEATH OF HIS BROTHER Speaking of the death of this much-respected clergyman of Singleton, which occurred on the 31st, the Times says:- his death was occasioned by consumption. During his short life in the diocese, Mr Grime made numerous friends and many little instances might be given of disinterested kindness shown to him during his last illness.The funeral took place on Thursday, the 2nd instant and was, in some respects, a singular pageant. Ten clergymen of the district were present besides a number of the parishioners. The remains were interred in the Church of England cemetery, to which the mourners proceeded principally in vehicles.
The pall-bearers were the Revs F. D. Bode of St John's Newcastle; J. Dixon of Wickham; W. Kildahl of St Paul's West Maitland and C. Mills. The burial service was performed by the Rev B. E. Shaw of All Saints, Singleton; E, Chapman of St Mary's, West Maitland and Canon White of St Alban's Muswellbrook.
Mr Grime was the son of Major Grime and a native of Sydney. He was, however, brought up in England and underwent his preparation for the ministry at St Aidan's College, Birkenhead
Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners Advocate, 25 March 1887
ARRIVAL IN NEWCASTLE
The Rev Sydney C. J. Grime has arrived in Newcastle, and has entered upon his duties at Christ Church pro-Cathedral, in succession to the Rev. Mr Longbottom, who is now on his way to England by the Massilia. Mr Grime was educated at St. Augustine's College, Canterbury, England and is a brother of the Rev. J. J. Grime (John Joseph Grime 1848-1876), who was located in Newcastle some years ago, before the present pro-Cathedral was erected, and who subsequently removed to Singleton, where he died. The Rev. S. C. J. Grime was in care of a parish in New Zealand for three years, whence he returned to England to assume the duties of chaplain to her Majesty's forces at Aldlershot.
Mr Grime is married to the daughter of an old resident of this city - whom some of our readers may recollect - Mr Crosdill, the owner of the large Crosdill estate, and it will be interesting to Newcastle historians to state that Major Grime, father of our new clergy-man, was stationed in Newcastle in the "good old days" when the 99th Regiment was posted here. Mr Grime is therefore hardly a stranger, and is sure to soon gather a crowd of friends around him. He seems to be much pleased with Newcastle, of which he speaks in eulogistic terms.
Sydney Morning Herald, 13 Jan 1917
DEATH OF CANON GRIME NEWCASTLE - Friday 12th
Minor Canon Sydney Calvert Jackson Grime died in a private hospital at about 2.30 o'clock this morning, after a short illness. He had an attack of cerebral hemorrhage yesterday morning, and on medical advice went to the private hospital. In the afternoon he became gradually worse, and died early this morning.
Deceased was educated at St. Augustine's, Canterbury (England). In 1873 he went to New Zealand, where he was admitted into the deaconate in 1878, and to the priesthood by the Bishop of Dunedin a few years later. He was curate at Oamaru, and then became incumbent of Riverton till 1884, when he received the appointment of curate to the Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle. He was appointed to Minor Canon in 1909, and held that position till the time of his death.
He leaves a daughter, who is at present in England, and four sons, three of whom are now either serving at the front or on their way, whilst a fourth has recently returned from the front through having lost the sight of an eye.
Sydney Morning Herald, 15 Jan 1917
FUNERAL OF CANON GRIME
Tho funeral of the Rev. S. C. J. Crime, minor canon of Newcastle, took place on Saturday afternoon. A service was held in the Cathedral at two o'clock, the remains having been removed to there from Pipitea Pah Private Hospital (Newcastle). In addition to the bishop, who officiate, there were present the Dean of Newcastle, Revs. Canon Ramm, North-Ash, F. V. Drake, F. Woodger, C. V. Mather, F. S. Griffith, F. J. Beeman, and members of the Cathedral staff.
The bishop, in the course of a brief eulogy of the late canon, said that they had met for the first time thirty years ago. They were both then in Fitzroy, and after the lapse of many years they had been brought together in Newcastle.
Canon Grime had been a military chaplain at one time. After his appointment here, he showed extraordinary enthusiasm in the work of the church. He was punctual, ever ready, and very painstaking. Whatever service he undertook to do, he did well, and the value of his work would be found in the difficulty they would have in replacing him. Active, brave, and most wonderfully courteous, he was always bright and cheerful. He had actually worn himself out, and even on the very day before his death had been present at service. Up to the last he had been in harness, and loved to be there. The bishop added that he had received a message of sympathy from the Dean of Kalgoorlie, the Rev. Dr. Golding Bird, adding, "May he rest in peace." In that wish they could solemnly unite.
The Cathedral organist, Mr E. King, then played "The Dead March" in "Saul," as the coffin was removed, Wardens Underwood, Parnell, Coverdale, Clack, Rae, and Willey acting as pallbearers.
Members of the clergy and robed choristers marched at the head of the cortege, which was also attended by many prominent citizens of Newcastle and different parts of the district. A squad of Boy scouts, under Scout-master Davis, formed up in the rear. The remains were then entrained for the Church of England portion of the Sandgate Cemetery. The burial service was taken by the Dean, who also read the prayers and performed the last rites of the church.
Wreaths were sent by Mrs A. Grime, Isabel and Claude Grime, staff of Grand Hotel. Wardens and Parochial Council, Mr and Mrs Sells and Freddie, Mr and Mrs Campbell Wood, Mrs G. A. Campbell, Mrs Craven, Cathedral Women's Guild, Mr Sydney Willey, Mr H. H. Lang, Broken Hill Cricket Club, the Dean and Mrs Archdall, Bishop of Kalgoorlie, Mrs J. Ireland, sen., and family, Mrs Teece and Miss Swanston, Mr and Mrs J. L. C. Rae, doctor, matron, and nurses, Mental Hospital, Mr J. R. Ash, and Mrs. Clarke, the registrar and clergy of the diocese, the members Newcastle Club, Rev W. F. and Mrs James, Misses Parnell, Mr and Mrs J. A. Wood, Cathedral Troop Boy Scouts, Absent Children, Mr and Mrs H. Berkeley, Mr and Mrs W. H. Baker, Mr and Mrs Sidney Wansey, gentlemen friends at the Grand.
Christ Church Cathedral, 52 Church Street, Newcastle, has a stained glass window which commemorates Sydney Calvert Jackson Grime, a priest and Minor Canon of the cathedral