McGRATH – John 87th Regiment

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NameMcGRATH – John
Regiment (s)87th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 372
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
26th May 1827 / 20 years / Cork Cork Ireland
Labourer
Description – Height
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
5 Ft 7¾ in
Dark / Blue / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationMauritius – 12 years 100 days
Length of Service22 years 35 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 26th June 1849 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Discharge
Dundee Scotland
Pension Districts1849 Dundee
1855-1878 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
28th October 1873 increased to 1/3d per diem for 11 years 5 months service in Enrolled Force Western Australia
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
5th February 1855 Plymouth England via Cape of Good Hope
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
STAG 23rd May 1855
Date/Place of Birth1807 Middleton Cork 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
McMULLIN Elizabeth or Betsy
1819 Oban Argyllshire Scotland
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeDenis B 1851 Scotland
D 12th May 1931 Western Australia
bur Presbyterian Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Elizabeth B 4th April 1856 Geraldton Western Australia
M MORGAN Andrew 1880 Greenough Western Australia
D 20th October 1945 Gascoyne Western Australia
John (Jack) B 1858 Geraldton Western Australia
D 8th September 1915 Western Australia
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
Greenough Flats Lots G9 and G10
10 acres each
Occupation after
Arrival
Farmer
Newspaper ArticlesNorthern Times Carnarvon Saturday 16th January 1915 – page 2
Northern Times Saturday 11th September 1915
The West Australian Wednesday 13th May 1931 – page 1
Northern Times Friday 26th October 1845 – page 3
Departure from Western
Australia
Not Applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial23rd May 1878 Greenough Western Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Wife
12th January 1915 Carnarvon Western Australia
Carnarvon Cemetery
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationReason for Discharge Rheumatism and increasing debility.

AJCP reel 466/87 part 2 Folio 233 Proceedings of a Court of Inquiry into complaints by the wives of the Pensioner Guard on the “Stag”  into the conduct of the Superintendent Surgeon Caldwell. Elizabeth McGRATH wife of John McGRATH, who stated she was examined and did not voice an objection to the Surgeon. She did object to the woman who came for her. The examination took about half an hour and the other women could not see the woman under examination. When she told her husband he said there were enough of us meaning the women, if we did not agree to it to put the Doctor on deck.