PERSONAL DETAILSJoseph McGEE
Birth date and place16 Aug 1834 Newry, Down, Ireland.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences
England, Wales & Scotland
Occupations pre-WALabourer.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 6¹/8 ins. Complexion: sallow. Eyes: hazel. Hair: brown.
Marriage date and place
SpouseEllen ?
ChildrenMary Catherine b. 1856, Ireland.
Death date and place13 Mar 1879, Wallaroo, South Australia.
Cause of Death: Serous Apoplexy (Coroner’s Verdict 14 Mar 1879).
Burial date and place14 Mar 1879 Wallaroo Cemetery, Section B, Grave 419, South Australia.
Will and Probate
Death Notices and ObituariesSA 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 place15 or 16 Aug 1850 Newry, Down (aged 16 years).
Service/CampaignsCape of Good Hope 2 Jun 1852-9 Nov 1853.
Embarked for the East of Europe (Crimea) 13 Jul 1854.
Musters
PromotionsNone.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesSouth Africa Medal 1850-1853.
Crimea War Medal clasps Alma, Balaklava, Inkermann, Sebastopol. Turkish Crimea Medal.
Casualty/MedicalCasualty 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 MartialNone.
District Courts MartialNone.
General Courts MartialNone.
Discharge date and place10 Jul 1855 Chatham.
Length of Service2 years 329 days (after age 18).
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97/1694/130.
Post Discharge ResidenceNot stated.
Post Discharge Pension DistrictNewry (1855). South Australia (Sep 1865-Mar 1879).
Pension Amount8d. per diem.
Patriotic Fund. 
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ShipClara.
Departure and Arrival30 Jan 1864 Portland; 13 Apr 1864 Fremantle.
Status/OccupationEnrolled Pensioner Force.
Land Grant/PurchaseNone in Western Australia.
SubscriptionsNone.
Misc. Newspaper Articles
Departure from WADeparted Fremantle 1865 for South Australia – vessel unknown.