PERSONAL DETAILS John McKEE
Birth date and place 9 May 1822 Woolwich, Kent, England.
Baptism date and place 5 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-WA Shoemaker.
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 7 ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: grey. Hair: brown.
Marriage date and place Unknown.
Spouse Margaret NOLAN.
Children Margaret 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 place 14 Aug 1912 Hindmarsh Square, Adelaide, South Australia.
Cause of Death: Senility. Cardiac Failure.
Burial date and place August 1912 West Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia.
Catholic Eastern Ground Row G. Site 52.
Will and Probate
Death Notices and Obituaries SA Chronicle 24 Aug 1912.
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s) Royal Artillery, 3rd Brigade.
Regiment No. and Rank #9 Drummer & Trumpeter.
Attestation date and place 6 Feb 1837 Woolwich, Kent (aged 14 years 9 months).
Service/Campaigns Mauritius 8 years 7 months.
Crimea 1 year.
Musters 1841 Woolwich, London [WO10-1819].
1861 Woolwich, Shoeburyness, Plymouth [WO10-2466].
Promotions Drummer & Trumpeter to Gunner & Driver c. 1840.
Medals, Clasps and Badges Crimea War Medal clasp Sebastopol.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
Three Good Conduct Badges.
Long Service & Good Conduct Medal (£5 gratuity).
Casualty/Medical None.
Regimental Courts Martial None.
Eighteen times entered in the Regimental Defaulters Book and punished summarily.
District Courts Martial None.
General Courts Martial None.
Discharge date and place 21 May 1861 Woolwich.
Length of Service 21 years 16 days (not reckoning under-age period).
Chelsea Pension Reference WO97/1336/30.
Post Discharge Residence Not stated.
Post Discharge Pension District Woolwich (1861). Fremantle (1862). Adelaide (1865+).
Pension Amount 11d. per diem. Increased to 12d. per diem on 21 Jun 1907.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Ship York.
Departure and Arrival 8 Oct 1862 Portland; 31 Dec 1862 Fremantle.
Status/Occupation Enrolled Pensioner Force.
Land Grant/Purchase None in Western Australia.
Subscriptions None.
Misc. Newspaper Articles SA Chronicle 16 Jan 1875 (assault charge).
Departure from WA Dep. 1865 for Adelaide, vessel unknown.