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
Occupations pre-WA Labourer.
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 7½ ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: blue. Hair: light brown.
Marriage date and place
Spouse
Children
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.
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s) 89th Regiment.
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].
Promotions None.
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
Ship Lord Raglan.
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.