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McKAY / MacKAY – John 92nd Regiment

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92nd Regiment Gordon Highlanders Colours
NameMcKAY / MacKAY – John
Regiment (s)92nd Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1337
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
30th August 1839 / 18 years / Aberdeen Scotland
Description – Height
5 Ft 6 in
Fair / Grey / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationMalta – 7 months
West Indies – 2 years 10 months
Length of Service21 years 20 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 19 September1860 / Perth Barracks Scotland
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Dundee Scotland
Pension Districts1860 Dundee
1865 Tilbury
1865-1867 Western Australia
1867 New Zealand
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
26th May 1865 Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
RACEHORSE 10th August 1865
Date/Place of Birthc1821 Tongue Kirkpickle Sutherland Scotland
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
Name unknown
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
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesSouth Australian Register 26 February 1867 page 2 John McKay to SA
Departure from Western
11 February 1867 per Emily Smith
Date/Place of Death/BurialPossibly 1882 age 61 registration New Zealand 308
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide index
1841 St. Vincent, St. Lucia and Dominica
1851 Corfu Ionian Islands
1851 Carlow Ireland
Mentioned in Surgeon’s Log Friday 7th July 1865 as having negligently performed his duty whilst on sentry in main hatchway. Grog stopped for 7 days.
In the 1861 Census for Scotland a John McKay age 40, a railway labourer, born Tongue was a lodger at the Victoria Model Lodging House for Males at 97 Overgate Dundee. He said he was a married man.
He was in an asylum in NZ from December 1875 until his death in 1881 aged 61. See WO22/278-WO22/292