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McKINNON – John 42nd Regiment

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42nd Regiment Royal Highland Cap Badge
British Crimea Medal with three clasps e.g. Alma Balaclava &-Sebastopol Clasps
Turkish Crimea Medal
Indian Mutiny Medal with one clasp e.g. Central India Clasp
NameMcKINNON – John
Regiment (s)42nd Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1908
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
9th June 1842 / 20 years  / Glasgow Lanarkshire Scotland
Description – Height
5 Ft 7.5/8 in
Fresh / Grey / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationMalta – 4 years 3 months
Bermuda – 4 years 2 months
Halifax Nova Scotia – 1 year
Turkey and Crimea – 2 years
East Indies – 4 years 11 months
Length of Service21 years 43 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 21st July 1863 / Royal Victoria Hospital Netley England
Campaign MedalsCrimean War Medal with three clasps
Turkish Crimean Medal
Indian Mutiny Medal with one clasp
Intended Residence at
Maidstone Kent England
Pension Districts1863 Chatham
1863 Glasgow
1864 Chatham
1865 Tilbury
1865-1874 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/1d 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 Birth 1822 Stronteon Tobermory Argyllshire 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
B 1826
Date/Place of Marriage8 May 1857 Stirling, Stirlingshire Scotland
Children by 1st WifeNot yet known
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Temporary assistant warder1867, 1870, 1871 (Newcastle Western Australia)
18 May 1869 appointed Corporal of Pensioners at Newcastle at one pound per month
Newspaper ArticlesThe West Australian Wednesday 28th July 1915 page 1 Death notice Ann Hughes
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial30th June 1874 Perth Western Australia
Church of England Section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
24th July 1915 Jarrahdale Western Australia
Bur Jarrahdale Cemetery Western Australia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army, Worldwide Index
1851 John McKinnon 1908 was stationed at Bermuda
1861 Agra East Indies
Discharge: Due to debility, suffered sunstroke while on Field duty in 1858
Had five Good conduct badges and medal and gratuity for good conduct and long service
Engaged in the suppression of the Mutiny in Bengal from 17th November 1857, present at the final siege and capture of Lucknow.
This man mentioned in the Surgeon’s Log on Monday 12th June 1865 as being off proper post. As first offence placed on 7 day watch and spirit ration stopped.John McKinnon died from inflammation of the lungs (EPC)
After John McKinnon’s death Ann (Mackinan) married 29 August 1875 Thomas Hansbury expiree who had arrived on the Racehorse.
After his death in a train accident on 4 June 1879 at Jarrahdale she married John Hughes on 15 December 1879. One child possibly Frederick or John Hughes was born in 1880. (BI-Centennial Dictionary- not found in registrations)
The Jarraahdale cemetery website has additional information about Ann’s husbands.