PERSONAL DETAILSJohn McCALL
Birth date and placec. 1829 Shankhill, Armagh, Ireland.
Baptism date and placeShankhill R.C. Parish Registers for this time not extant.
Civil Census Residences
England, Wales & Scotland
Occupations pre-WAGroom.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 5 ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: grey. Hair: brown.
Marriage date and place6 Jun 1874 Fremantle, Western Australian.
SpouseElizabeth AHERN(E), widow formerly Janes.
ChildrenStep children:
Emma Mary JANES b. 1869, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Robert Samuel JANES b. 1870 (d.1874), Fremantle, Western Australia.

 

John Patrick (later Patrick John) b. 1875, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Michael b. 1877, Fremantle, Western Australia.

Death date and place19 Dec 1876 Fremantle, Western Australia.
Cause of Death: Disease of Heart and Dropsy.
Burial date and place
Will and ProbateNone.
Death Notices and Obituaries
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s)68th (Durham) Light Infantry Regiment.
Regiment No. and Rank#3955 Private.
Attestation date and place25 Jun 1855 Armagh, Armagh.
Service/CampaignsMalta 2 months.
Turkey and the Crimea 2 months.
Ionian Islands 1 years 2 months.
Musters
PromotionsNone.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesOne Good Conduct Badge.
Casualty/MedicalOphthalmia Chronica both eyes, resulting in impaired vision of both eyes. The disease was produced by service in the Ionian Islands and was prevalent at the Station during this time, and has not been aggravated by vice or misconduct (produced by climate and not by contagion).
Unfit for further service .
Regimental Courts MartialNone.
District Courts MartialNone.
General Courts MartialNone.
Discharge date and place31 Dec 1860 Fermoy.
Length of Service5 years 193 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97/ box and record number unknown
Post Discharge ResidenceBelfast.
Post Discharge Pension District2nd Belfast.
Pension Amount7d. per diem for one year to 1865.
6d. per diem permanent 25 Apr 1865.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ShipCorona.
Departure and Arrival16 Oct 1866 Portsmouth; 22 Dec 1866 Fremantle.
Status/OccupationEnrolled Pensioner Force.
Land Grant/PurchaseNone,
SubscriptionsNone.
Misc. Newspaper Articles
Departure from WANot applicable.