PERSONAL DETAILS Alexander McMEEKAN
Name variations: McMeekin, McMeekham, McMeekhum, McMeekum and others.
Birth date and place January 1836 Connor, Ballymena, Antrim, Ireland.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences
England, Wales & Scotland
Occupations pre-WA Weaver.
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 6¼ ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: grey. Hair: brown.
Marks or Scars: The cicatrix of a wound on left cheek.
Marriage date and place 20 Nov 1857 Kilconriola Church, Ballymena, Antrim, Ireland.
Spouse Martha MILLER.
Children Elizabeth b. 1857, Ballymena, Ireland.
James b. 1860, Ballymena, Ireland.
Agnes b. 1864 Fremantle, Western Australia.
Mary Jane b. 1867 (d.1870), Fremantle, Western Australia.
Margaret b. 1869, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Robert b. 1873, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Thomas b. 1874, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Nathaniel b. 1876, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Isabella b. 1880, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Death date and place 18 Dec 1907, Perth, Western Australia.
Burial date and place 19 Dec 1907, Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth, Western Australia.
Presbyterian Section BA 0198.
Will and Probate None.
Death Notices and Obituaries Western Australian 19 & 20 Dec 1907.
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s) 77th (The East Middlesex) Regiment.
Regiment No. and Rank #2742 Private.
Attestation date and place 15 Dec 1853 Ballymena, Antrim.
Service/Campaigns Not stated.
Musters
Promotions None.
Medals, Clasps and Badges Crimea War Medal.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
No record of clasps on medal roll [WO100-32].
Casualty/Medical Unfit for further service [medical reason not stated].
Gone home 24th July 1855 [notation on medal roll WO100-32-154].
Regimental Courts Martial None.
District Courts Martial None.
General Courts Martial None.
Discharge date and place 9 Oct 1855 Parkhurst, Isle of Wight (?).
Length of Service 1 year 268 days.
Chelsea Pension Reference WO97/1617/124.
Post Discharge Residence Ballymena, Antrim.
Post Discharge Pension District Ballymena.
Pension Amount 8d. per diem.  Increased to 1/2d. per diem.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Ship Lord Dalhousie.
Departure and Arrival 25 Sep 1863 Portland; 28 Dec 1863 Fremantle.
Status/Occupation Enrolled Pensioner Force.
Enrolled Guard 3 Sep 1884 until disbandment 31 March 1887.
Land Grant/Purchase 21 Sep 1883 North Fremantle Lot P55 (grant).
Subscriptions None.
Misc. Newspaper Articles West Australian 11 Dec 1888.
Departure from WA Not applicable.