|PERSONAL DETAILS||William KEAN
Name variations: Keane, Keen, Kane, Kain, Cain, Caine.
|Birth date and place||c. 1819 Nenagh, Tipperary, Ireland.|
|Baptism date and place|
|Civil Census Residences
England, Wales & Scotland
|Physical Description||Height: 5 ft. 7 ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: dark blue. Hair: light brown.
Face: round. Figure: stout. General Appearance: healthy.
|Marriage date and place||1st: 7 Jun 1858 Birr, Offaly, Ireland.
2nd: 1881 Western Australia (as Keen).
|Spouse||1st: Mary DELANY.
2nd Elizabeth Wood PARKER (widow).
|Death date and place||12 Jul 1888 Colonial Hospital Perth, Western Australia (as Kain).
Cause of Death: Burns.
|Burial date and place||July 1888 East Perth Cemetery, Western Australia (as Kain).|
|Will and Probate||None.|
|Death Notices and Obituaries||Daily News 16 Jul 1888 (as Patrick Kane).
West Australian 16 Jul 1888 (as Patrick Kane).
|Regiment(s)||16th (Bedfordshire) Regiment.
88th (Connaught Rangers) Regiment.
|Regiment No. and Rank||#1377 Private (16th) (as Keane).
#2981 Private (88th) (as Kean).
|Attestation date and place||1839 details unknown (16th).
12 Dec 1853 Bury, Lancashire (88th).
|Service/Campaigns||Not necessarily in this chronological order:
Crimea & Turkey 2 years 2 month (88th).
India 1 year 1 month.
Gibraltar 1 year.
Corfu 4 years 1 month.
West Indies 2 years.
|Musters||1841 Canterbury, Kent (16th Regiment) [WO12-3350].|
|Medals, Clasps and Badges||Crimea War Medal clasps Alma, Inkermann, Sebastopol. Turkish Crimea Medal.
Three Good Conduct Badges.
|Casualty/Medical||Previous to January 1855 this man had enjoyed good health. At that time he first suffered from disease of the bladder and urethra. He was shortly afterwards invalided to Scutari for this cause. On his return to the regiment he was again under treatment in the month of August 1855 for the same disease. He is now quite unfit for the active duties of a soldier. He has stricture of the urethra, and voids his urine with difficulty, especially after any exertion. Exposure and hard service have aided in causing the disease, which has not been aggravated by intemperance. Unfit for further service.|
|Regimental Courts Martial||None (88th).|
|District Courts Martial||None (88th).|
|General Courts Martial||None (88th).|
|Discharge date and place||9 Dec 1856 Chatham.|
|Length of Service||17 years 50 days. (14 years 52 days 16th Regiment).|
|Chelsea Pension Reference||WO97/1648/43.
Service details available for only 88th Regiment.
|Post Discharge Residence||Not stated.|
|Post Discharge Pension District||Birr (1856). Melbourne (1876). Fremantle 1881?).|
|Pension Amount||9d. per diem. Increased to 1/- per diem 18 Jan 1881 for service EPF.|
|ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA|
|Departure and Arrival||26 Aug 1858 Plymouth; 20 Nov 1858 Fremantle.|
|Status/Occupation||Enrolled Pensioner Force.
Enrolled Guard 24 Sep 1855 to 31 Mar 1887.
|Land Grant/Purchase||5 Aug 1884 Fremantle Sub Lot S43 (grant).|
|Subscriptions||Lancashire Relief Fund 1863.|
|Misc. Newspaper Articles||Inquirer & Commercial News 6 Apr 1887.|
|Departure from WA||Left for Melbourne c. 1870; date and vessel unknown.
Returned to Western Australia by 1881.