PERSONAL DETAILSJohn McKEE
Birth date and place9 May 1822 Woolwich, Kent, England.
Baptism date and place5 Jul 1822 Scots Church, Woolwich, Kent.
Civil Census Residences
England, Wales & Scotland
See Muster below (1841).
Royal Artillery Barracks, Woolwich, Kent (1851).
See Muster below (1861).
Occupations pre-WAShoemaker.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 7 ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: grey. Hair: brown.
Marriage date and placeUnknown.
SpouseMargaret NOLAN.
ChildrenMargaret b. 1857, Devonport, Stoke Damerel, Devon.
William John b. 1859 Devonport, Stoke Damerel, Devon.
Stephen Alexander b. 1861 Woolwich, Kent.
George b. 1867 Adelaide, South Australia.
Mary Jane b. 1870 Adelaide, South Australia.
Death date and place14 Aug 1912 Hindmarsh Square, Adelaide, South Australia.
Cause of Death: Senility. Cardiac Failure.
Burial date and placeAugust 1912 West Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia.
Catholic Eastern Ground Row G. Site 52.
Will and Probate
Death Notices and ObituariesSA Chronicle 24 Aug 1912.
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s)Royal Artillery, 3rd Brigade.
Regiment No. and Rank#9 Drummer & Trumpeter.
Attestation date and place6 Feb 1837 Woolwich, Kent (aged 14 years 9 months).
Service/CampaignsMauritius 8 years 7 months.
Crimea 1 year.
Musters1841 Woolwich, London [WO10-1819].
1861 Woolwich, Shoeburyness, Plymouth [WO10-2466].
PromotionsDrummer & Trumpeter to Gunner & Driver c. 1840.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesCrimea War Medal clasp Sebastopol.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
Three Good Conduct Badges.
Long Service & Good Conduct Medal (£5 gratuity).
Casualty/MedicalNone.
Regimental Courts MartialNone.
Eighteen times entered in the Regimental Defaulters Book and punished summarily.
District Courts MartialNone.
General Courts MartialNone.
Discharge date and place21 May 1861 Woolwich.
Length of Service21 years 16 days (not reckoning under-age period).
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97/1336/30.
Post Discharge ResidenceNot stated.
Post Discharge Pension DistrictWoolwich (1861). Fremantle (1862). Adelaide (1865+).
Pension Amount11d. per diem. Increased to 12d. per diem on 21 Jun 1907.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ShipYork.
Departure and Arrival8 Oct 1862 Portland; 31 Dec 1862 Fremantle.
Status/OccupationEnrolled Pensioner Force.
Land Grant/PurchaseNone in Western Australia.
SubscriptionsNone.
Misc. Newspaper ArticlesSA Chronicle 16 Jan 1875 (assault charge).
Departure from WADep. 1865 for Adelaide, vessel unknown.