McGEE – Joseph Rifle Brigade

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Rifle Brigade Cap Badge

South Africa Medal

Turkish Crimea Medal

British Crimea Medal Alma-Inkerman Clasps

NameMcGEE – Joseph
Regiment (s)Rifle Brigade 1st Battalion
Regiment Number (s) 2886
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
15th August 1850 / 16 years / Newry Down Ireland
Labourer
Description – Height
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
5 Ft 6.1/8 in
Sallow / Hazel / Brown / Gunshot wound to left hand
Overseas Service/DurationCape of Good Hope – 2nd January 1852 to 9th November 1853
“Embarked for the East of Europe 3 July 1854”
Length of Service3 years 329 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 10th July 1855 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsSouth African for 2nd and 3rd Kaffir Wars 1846-1853
Crimea with clasps for Alma and Inkerman
Crimea Turkish
Intended Residence at
Discharge
None stated
Pension Districts1855 Newry
1855 Antrim Rifles
1856 Newry
1861 2nd Glasgow
1861 Newry
1864 Tilbury
1864-1865 Western Australia
1865 South Australia
Pension Paid8d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
London England date not known
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
CLARA 1864 13th April 1864
Date/Place of Birthc1834 Newry Down Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Father
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
UNKNOWN Catherine ( Sea Ripple) or Ellen (Inquest)
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
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
Marriage
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Australia
None
Occupation after
Arrival
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesThe Adelaide Express Monday 29th May 1865 page 2 Passenger list Sea Ripple
Adelaide Observer Saturday 22 March 1879 page 21 Inquest into death
Departure from Western
Australia
12th May 1865 Sea Ripple to South Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial13th March 1879 Wallaroo South Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Wife
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1861 Joseph McGee 2886 Private 1st Batt Rifle brigade location Dover
Discharge due to gunshot wound to his left hand received at the battle of Inkerman 5th November 1854.
Joseph death was not registered the information came from the Police files but it is also written on the WO22/227 entry for 1876-1880 and the newspapers of the day recorded the details of the Inquest.
There are sundry newspaper articles regarding Joseph and Ellen McGee in Wallaroo and she is mentioned as having a daughter