PERSONAL DETAILS John McCALL
Birth date and place c. 1829 Shankhill, Armagh, Ireland.
Baptism date and place Shankhill R.C. Parish Registers for this time not extant.
Civil Census Residences
England, Wales & Scotland
Occupations pre-WA Groom.
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 5 ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: grey. Hair: brown.
Marriage date and place 6 Jun 1874 Fremantle, Western Australian.
Spouse Elizabeth AHERN(E), widow formerly Janes.
Children Step 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 place 19 Dec 1876 Fremantle, Western Australia.
Cause of Death: Disease of Heart and Dropsy.
Burial date and place
Will and Probate None.
Death Notices and Obituaries
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s) 68th (Durham) Light Infantry Regiment.
Regiment No. and Rank #3955 Private.
Attestation date and place 25 Jun 1855 Armagh, Armagh.
Service/Campaigns Malta 2 months.
Turkey and the Crimea 2 months.
Ionian Islands 1 years 2 months.
Musters
Promotions None.
Medals, Clasps and Badges One Good Conduct Badge.
Casualty/Medical Ophthalmia 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 Martial None.
District Courts Martial None.
General Courts Martial None.
Discharge date and place 31 Dec 1860 Fermoy.
Length of Service 5 years 193 days.
Chelsea Pension Reference WO97/ box and record number unknown
Post Discharge Residence Belfast.
Post Discharge Pension District 2nd Belfast.
Pension Amount 7d. per diem for one year to 1865.
6d. per diem permanent 25 Apr 1865.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Ship Corona.
Departure and Arrival 16 Oct 1866 Portsmouth; 22 Dec 1866 Fremantle.
Status/Occupation Enrolled Pensioner Force.
Land Grant/Purchase None,
Subscriptions None.
Misc. Newspaper Articles
Departure from WA Not applicable.