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- McGee, James
|PERSONAL DETAILS||James McGEE|
|Birth date and place||c. 1819 St Mary’s Limerick, Ireland.|
|Baptism date and place|
|Civil Census Residences|
England, Wales & Scotland
|Physical Description||Height: 5 ft. 7½ ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: blue. Hair: light brown.|
|Marriage date and place|
|Death date and place||12 May 1876 [WO23-60].|
Cause of Death: Drowned after capsize of Speculator.
|Burial date and place||Mermaid Strait, off Dampier, Western Australia.|
|Will and Probate||None.|
|Death Notices and Obituaries||Inquirer & Commercial News 2 Aug 1876.|
|Regiment No. and Rank||#1140 Private.|
|Attestation date and place||22 Apr 1837 Limerick, Limerick.|
|Service/Campaigns||West Indies January 1839 to June 1841 – 2 years 4 months.|
N. America June 1841 to April 1847 – 5 years 10 months.
Gibraltar May 1854 to December 1854 7 months.
Crimea December 1854 to March 1855 – 3 months.
|Musters||1841 West Indies & Canada [WO12-9129].|
|Medals, Clasps and Badges||Crimea War Medal. Turkish Crimea Medal.|
Two Good Conduct Badges.
|Casualty/Medical||This man is of delicate constitution and suffers from chronic diarrhoea. He is not likely ever to be an efficient soldier [Camp Colchester 19 Mar 1857].|
He is unfit for further service, his general health being improverished [5 May 1857 Chatham].
|Regimental Courts Martial||*Absent without leave 16 Aug to 30 Aug 1837. Rejoined 2 Nov 1837.|
Tried and sentenced 10 days solitary confinement.
Imprisoned 2 Nov 1837 to 18 Nov 1837.
*Tried and sentenced 30 days hard labour for having rum in his possession.
In confinement 22 Jun 1840 to 22 Jul 1840.
*Absent without Leave from 15 Jun 1846 to 21 Jun 1846.
In custody of the Civil Power 22 Jun 1846 to 15 Jan 1847.
*Tried and sentenced 4 Lunar months imprisonment.
In confinement 17 Apr 1847 to 8 Aug 1847.
*Tried and sentenced 84 days hard labour and deprived of 1d. a day for one year.
In confinement 2 Jun 1851 to 2 Sep 1851.
|Garrison Courts Martial||Tried 1 Jun 1846 for absence without leave, drunkenness and violence to a superior|
|General Courts Martial||None.|
|Discharge date and place||5 May 1857 Chatham.|
|Length of Service||18 years 197 days.|
|Chelsea Pension Reference||WO97/1651/140.|
|Post Discharge Residence||Bayswater, Paddington.|
|Post Discharge Pension District||2nd West London.|
|Pension Amount||9d. per diem.|
|ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA|
|Departure and Arrival||05 Mar 1858 Plymouth; 01 Jun 1858 Fremantle.|
|Status/Occupation||Enrolled Pensioner Force. Resigned before Jan 1867.|
|Land Grant/Purchase||None in Western Australia.|
|Subscriptions||Greenough Fire Fund 1864.|
|Misc. Newspaper Articles||Perth Gazette 29 Jan 1864.|
|Departure from WA||Not applicable.|