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- McGee, Joseph
|PERSONAL DETAILS||Joseph McGEE|
|Birth date and place||16 Aug 1834 Newry, Down, Ireland.|
|Baptism date and place|
|Civil Census Residences|
England, Wales & Scotland
|Physical Description||Height: 5 ft. 6¹/8 ins. Complexion: sallow. Eyes: hazel. Hair: brown.|
|Marriage date and place|
|Children||Mary Catherine b. 1856, Ireland.|
|Death date and place||13 Mar 1879, Wallaroo, South Australia.|
Cause of Death: Serous Apoplexy (Coroner’s Verdict 14 Mar 1879).
|Burial date and place||14 Mar 1879 Wallaroo Cemetery, Section B, Grave 419, South Australia.|
|Will and Probate|
|Death Notices and Obituaries||SA Register 14 Mar 1879.|
Adelaide Observer 15 Mar 1879.
Border Watch 15 Mar 1879.
Government Gazette 19 Mar 1879.
Adelaide Observer 22 Mar 1879.
|Regiment(s)||Rifle Brigade, 1st Battalion.|
|Regiment No. and Rank||#2886 Private.|
|Attestation date and place||15 or 16 Aug 1850 Newry, Down (aged 16 years).|
|Service/Campaigns||Cape of Good Hope 2 Jun 1852-9 Nov 1853.|
Embarked for the East of Europe (Crimea) 13 Jul 1854.
|Medals, Clasps and Badges||South Africa Medal 1850-1853.|
Crimea War Medal clasps Alma, Balaklava, Inkermann, Sebastopol. Turkish Crimea Medal.
|Casualty/Medical||Casualty Roll: Wounded. Second Battle of Inkermann. 05 November 1854.|
Disabled by gunshot wound of left hand received at Inkermann. Ball paped his outer edge of wrist fracturing carpel when near point of ulna.
Unfit for further service.
|Regimental Courts Martial||None.|
|District Courts Martial||None.|
|General Courts Martial||None.|
|Discharge date and place||10 Jul 1855 Chatham.|
|Length of Service||2 years 329 days (after age 18).|
|Chelsea Pension Reference||WO97/1694/130.|
|Post Discharge Residence||Not stated.|
|Post Discharge Pension District||Newry (1855). South Australia (Sep 1865-Mar 1879).|
|Pension Amount||8d. per diem.|
|ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA|
|Departure and Arrival||30 Jan 1864 Portland; 13 Apr 1864 Fremantle.|
|Status/Occupation||Enrolled Pensioner Force.|
|Land Grant/Purchase||None in Western Australia.|
|Misc. Newspaper Articles|
|Departure from WA||Departed Fremantle 1865 for South Australia – vessel unknown.|