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- McMeekan, Alexander
|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
|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.|
|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.|
|Regiment(s)||77th (The East Middlesex) Regiment.|
|Regiment No. and Rank||#2742 Private.|
|Attestation date and place||15 Dec 1853 Ballymena, Antrim.|
|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|
|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).|
|Misc. Newspaper Articles||West Australian 11 Dec 1888.|
|Departure from WA||Not applicable.|