KEAN / KAIN / KEEN – William 16th and 88th Regiment

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William Kean

British Crimea Medal

16th Regiment Bedfordshire Cap Badge

88th Regiment

EPF Disbanded 1887 EPG Gazette October 2011

Disbandment of EPG EPG_Gazette_2003_-_Vol_4-2__Apr

NameKEAN / KAIN / KEEN – William
Regiment (s)16th and 88th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 2981 – 88th
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
12th December 1853 / 34 years /  Bury Lancashire England
Description – Height
5 Ft 7 in
Fresh / Dark Blue / Light Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationCrimea and Turkey – 2 years
India – 1 year 6 months
Gibraltar – 1 year
Corfu – 4 years 6 months
West Indies – 2 years
Length of Service17 years 50 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 9th December 1856 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsCrimea Medal
Intended Residence at
Not yet known
Pension Districts1856 Birr
1858-1870 Western Australia
1870 Melbourne
after 1875-1888 Western Australia
Pension Paid9d per diem
1887 Increased to 1/0d per diem for service in Enrolled Force Western Australia
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
26th August 1858 Plymouth England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
EDWIN FOX 20th November 1858
Date/Place of Birthc1819 Nenagh Tipperary Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
Not yet known
Date/Place of Marriage7th June 1858 Birr Offaly Ireland
Children by 1st WifeNot yet known
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
2nd WifePARKER Elizabeth Wood
Date/Place of Marriage31st August 1881 Johnston Memorial Church Fremantle Western Australia (name as KEEN)
Children by 2nd WifeNot yet known
Land Grants Western
Fremantle Lot S43
6.0.14 acres
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
1870 to Victoria
Date/Place of Death/Burial12th July 1888 Western Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
1st Wife
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
2nd Wife
1887 Western Australia
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationPresumed discharged from 16th Regiment prior to December 1853.  No records available for service in this regiment.
Information published for this man requires further research.  Some records show applied for pension in Victoria in 1870. Other records show died of burns Western Australia in 1888. Several records concerning man who died of burns show different spelling of name KEAN / KANE / KAIN and quote first name as Patrick.