PERSONAL DETAILS Joseph McGEE
Birth date and place 16 Aug 1834 Newry, Down, Ireland.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences
England, Wales & Scotland
Occupations pre-WA Labourer.
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 6¹/8 ins. Complexion: sallow. Eyes: hazel. Hair: brown.
Marriage date and place
Spouse Ellen ?
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.
ARMED FORCES
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.
Musters
Promotions None.
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.
Patriotic Fund. 
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Ship Clara.
Departure and Arrival 30 Jan 1864 Portland; 13 Apr 1864 Fremantle.
Status/Occupation Enrolled Pensioner Force.
Land Grant/Purchase None in Western Australia.
Subscriptions None.
Misc. Newspaper Articles
Departure from WA Departed Fremantle 1865 for South Australia – vessel unknown.