|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.|