McKEE – John Royal Artillery

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NameMcKEE – John
Regiment (s)Royal Artillery:
9th Brigade   6th February 1837 – 30th April 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 / Woolwich Kent England / Shoemaker
Description – Height
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
5′ 7″ / fresh / grey / brown / nil
Overseas Service/DurationMauritius 8 years 7 month
Crimea 1 year
Length of Service21 years
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeGunner / 21st May 1861 / Woolwich Kent England
Campaign MedalsNot yet known.
Long Service and Good Conduct Medal with Gratuity of £5 on discharge.
(3 Good conduct badges)
Intended Residence at
Discharge
Not Yet Known
Pension DistrictsWoolwich England
Tilbury England
Western Australia
South Australia
Pension Paid11d increased to 1/- per day from 21st June 1907
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
8th October 1862 / Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
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
Alexander / Not yet known
(Gunner Royal Artillery)
Mother
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
Catherine
Not Yet Known
SiblingsNot Yet Known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
NOLAN Margaret
1835
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeMargaret  B 1858
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 (1868-1945)  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 & 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 Articles13 October 1865  Perth Gazette and West Australian Times – Friday page 2 – to Adelaide
13 January 1875  Express and Telegraph – Wednesday page 2 – John assaulted Margaret
7th February 1903  Chronicle – Saturday page 25 – death of Margaret McKee
(For years after her death a memorial notice was inserted in the Newspapers)
15 August 1912  Advertiser – page 2 – funeral John McKEE
15 August 1912  Advertiser – page 2 – death George McKEE
24th August 1912  Observer – Saturday page 41 – obituary John McKEE
24th August 1912  Chronicle – Saturday page 42 – – obituary John McKEE
19th January 1924  Chronicle – Saturday page 35 – death of  Margaret McKEE
Departure from Western
Australia
13 October 1865  to Adelaide, as above
Date/Place of Death/Burial14th August 1912 (90) / 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 Batalion  Royal Artillery
5th Company  at Mauritius
1851 British Army World Wide Index shows John with the 9th Batalion  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