PERSONAL DETAILSJames McGEE
Birth date and placec. 1819 St Mary’s Limerick, Ireland.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences
England, Wales & Scotland
Occupations pre-WALabourer.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 7½ ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: blue. Hair: light brown.
Marriage date and place
Spouse
Children
Death date and place12 May 1876 [WO23-60].
Cause of Death: Drowned after capsize of Speculator.
Burial date and placeMermaid Strait, off Dampier, Western Australia.
Will and ProbateNone.
Death Notices and ObituariesInquirer & Commercial News 2 Aug 1876.
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s)89th Regiment.
Regiment No. and Rank#1140 Private.
Attestation date and place22 Apr 1837 Limerick, Limerick.
Service/CampaignsWest 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.
Musters1841 West Indies & Canada [WO12-9129].
PromotionsNone.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesCrimea War Medal.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
Two Good Conduct Badges.
Casualty/MedicalThis 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 MartialTried 1 Jun 1846 for absence without leave, drunkenness and violence to a superior
General Courts MartialNone.
Discharge date and place5 May 1857 Chatham.
Length of Service18 years 197 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97/1651/140.
Post Discharge ResidenceBayswater, Paddington.
Post Discharge Pension District2nd West London.
Pension Amount9d. per diem.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ShipLord Raglan.
Departure and Arrival05 Mar 1858 Plymouth; 01 Jun 1858 Fremantle.
Status/OccupationEnrolled Pensioner Force.  Resigned before Jan 1867.
Land Grant/PurchaseNone in Western Australia.
SubscriptionsGreenough Fire Fund 1864.
Misc. Newspaper ArticlesPerth Gazette 29 Jan 1864.
Departure from WANot applicable.