PERSONAL DETAILS John McKINNON
Birth date and place c. 1822 Tobermory, Argyllshire, Scotland.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences
England, Wales & Scotland
High Street, Tobermory, Argyllshire (1841).
Note: Two men with the same name and age are recorded at this address. Indistuinguishable.
Occupations pre-WA Labourer.
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 9¼ ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: grey. Hair: brown.
Marriage date and place 8 May 1857, Stirling, Stirling, Scotland (tentative).
Spouse Anne ELLIOTT (tentative Erickson p.2011).
Children Frederick b. 1868, Toodyay, Western Australia (tentative Erickson p.2011).
Death date and place 30 Jun 1874 Perth, Western Australia.
Cause of Death: Inflammation of the lungs.
Burial date and place 1 Jul 1874 East Perth Cemetery, Western Australia.
Church of England Section.
Will and Probate None.
Death Notices and Obituaries
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s) 42nd (The Royal HIghland) Regiment.
Regiment No. and Rank #1908 Private.
Attestation date and place 9 Jun 1842 Glasgow, Lanark.
Service/Campaigns Malta 4 years 3 months.
Bermuda 4 years 2 months.
Halifax, Nova Scotia 1 years.
Turkey & Crimea 2 years.
East Indies 4 years 11 months.
Musters 1861 Agra, East Indies [WO12-5536].
Promotions None.
Medals, Clasps and Badges Crimea War Medal clasps Alma, Balaklava, Sebastopol.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
Indian Mutiny Medal clasp Lucknow.
Five Good Conduct Badges.
Long Service & Good Conduct Medal (gratuity).
Casualty/Medical Had sunstroke while on Field Service in May 1858. No disability. Not aggravated by vice or intemperance.
Has had his constitution impaired by long service. May earn a livelihood. He is permanently incapacitated for the duties of a soldier and cannot be reinlisted if discharged [Netley June 26th 1863].
Regimental Courts Martial None.
District Courts Martial None.
General Courts Martial None.
Discharge date and place 21 Jul 1863 Royal Victoria Hospital, Netley.
Length of Service 21 years 43 days.
Chelsea Pension Reference WO97/1520/129.
Post Discharge Residence Maidstone, Kent.
Post Discharge Pension District Chatham.
Pension Amount 1/1d. per diem.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Ship Racehorse.
Departure and Arrival 26 May 1865 Portland; 10 Aug 1865 Fremantle.
Status/Occupation Enrolled Pensioner Force.
Temporary Assistant Warder 1867, 1870, 1871.
Land Grant/Purchase None.
Subscriptions None.
Misc. Newspaper Articles
Departure from WA Not applicable.