McKEE – John Royal Artillery 9th and 3rd Brigade

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NameMcKEE – John
Regiment (s)Royal Artillery:
9th Brigade   6th Feb 1837 – 30th Apr 1859
3rd Brigade   1st May 1859 – 21st May 1861.
Regiment Number (s) 9
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
6th February 1837 / 17  years / Woolwich Kent England
Shoemaker
Description – Height
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
5 Ft 7 in
Fresh / Grey / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationMauritius – 8 years 7 month
Crimea – 1 year
Length of Service21 years 16 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeGunner / 21st May 1861 / Woolwich Kent England
Campaign MedalsNot yet known.
Intended Residence at
Discharge
Not Yet Known
Pension Districts1861 Woolwich
1862 Tilbury
1862-1865 Western Australia
1865-1912 South Australia
Pension Paid11d per diem
1907 Increased to 1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
8th October 1862  Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
YORK  31st December 1862
Date/Place of Birth9th May 1822  Woolwich Kent England
Date/Place of Baptism5th July 1822 Scots Church
Father
Date/Place of Birth
MCKEE Alexander – Gunner Royal Artillery
Not yet known
Mother
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
UNKNOWN Catherine
Not Yet Known
SiblingsNot Yet Known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
NOLAN Margaret
1835 Not yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeMargaret  B 1858 Not yet known
D  11th January 1924  North Adelaide South Australia
William J B 1860  Devon England
George B 16th September 1867  Adelaide South Australia
M  KOERNER Ida  21st April 1892 Kent Town Norwood South Australia
D  17th August 1939 Adelaide South Australia
Mary Jane  B 26th April 1870 South Australia
M  SPRY Louis  30th April 1924  Adelaide South Australia
D  15th April 1936 / Mitcham, Adelaide South Australia (Funeral Notice said she was Jean.)
Unknown: the details are unknown of another child shown in the Shipping list for the David and Jessie.
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
Not applicable
Occupation after
Arrival
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesPerth Gazette and West Australian Times – Friday 13th October 1865 – page 2 – to Adelaide on David and Jessie
Express and Telegraph – Wednesday 13th January 1875  – page 2 – John assaulted Margaret
Chronicle – Saturday 7th February 1903 –  page 25 – death of Margaret McKee
(For years after her death a memorial notice was inserted in the Newspapers)
Advertiser 15th August 1912 – page 2 – funeral John McKEE
Advertiser 15th August 1912 – page 2 – death George McKEE
Observer Saturday 24th August 1912 – page 41 – obituary John McKEE
Chronicle Saturday 24th August 1912 – page 42 – obituary John McKEE
Chronicle Saturday 19th January 1924 –  page 35 – death of  Margaret McKEE
Departure from Western
Australia
13 October 1865  to Adelaide, as above
Date/Place of Death/Burial14th August 1912 Adelaide South Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Wife
31st January 1903 Adelaide South Australia
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further Information1841 British Army World Wide Index shows John with the 9th Battalion  Royal Artillery 5th Company  at Mauritius
1851 British Army World Wide Index shows John with the 9th Battalion  Royal Artillery 5th Company  at Woolwich England
1851 British Army World Wide Index shows John with the 3rd Brigade Royal Artillery 5th Company  at Woolwich Shoeburyness Plymouth England

UK 1851 Census  (HO.107.1588 page 33) Woolwich Kent
John McKee, Soldier, single, 28, born Kent, Woolwich

Royal Adelaide Hospital Admissions:
McKee John, admitted 12th December 1887, 66, M, Church of England  residence Pulteney St., bootmaker born Kent, 22 years in Colony, ship David Jessie.
McKEE son William  admitted 2nd August 1886, age 26, S, Prot, residence Pulteney St., labourer, born Devonshire, 23 years in Colony, Ship David Jessie