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McMEEKHAM / McMEEKHUM / McMEEKIN – Alexander 77th Regiment

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77th Regiment
British Crimea Medal Alma Inkerman Sebastopol Clasp
Turkish Crimea Medal
Land Grant
Alexander McMeekan Grave
Regiment (s)77th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 2742
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
15th December 1853 / 18 years / Ballymena Antrim Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 6¾ in
Fresh / Grey / Brown / Scar on left cheek
Overseas Service/DurationNone shown
Length of Service1 year 268 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 9th October 1855 / Not stated
Campaign MedalsCrimea Medal with Alma Inkerman and Sebastopol clasps
Turkish Crimea Medal
Intended Residence at
Ballymena Antrim Ireland
Pension Districts1855 Ballymena
1863 Tilbury
1863-1907 Western Australia
Pension Paid8d per diem i
Increased to 1/2d per diem possibly for service in the Enrolled Force in Western Australia
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
23rd September 1863 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
LORD DALHOUSIE 28th December 1863
Date/Place of Birth15th January 1836 Connor Ballymena Antrim, Ireland
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 1840 Ballymena Antrim Ireland
Date/Place of Marriage20th November 1857 Kilconriola Antrim Ireland
Children by 1st WifeElizabeth Ann B 1859 Antrim Ireland
M 1st JONES Robert 1878 Fremantle Western Australia
M 2nd CROSS William 1897 Western Australia
D 22nd  July 1921 Western Australia
bur Presbyterian Section Karrakatta Cemetery Perth Western Australia
James B 1861 Antrim Ireland
M STONE Elizabeth 19th October 1886 Trinity Church York Western Australia
D 6th October 1949 Mandurah Western Australia
Agnes (Mother Martha Muller) B 1864 Fremantle Western Australia
M 1st PELL John 1883 Dongara Western Australia
M 2nd RICHARDS Frederick 14th December 1887 Fremantle Western Australia
M 3rd ATKINSON Edward Date unknown pre- 1900
D February 1917 North Perth Western Australia
bur Presbyterian Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Mary Jane B 1867 Fremantle Western Australia
D 1870 Fremantle Western Australia
Margaret 1869 Fremantle Western Australia
M 1st TAYLOR William James 1891 Perth Western Australia
M 2nd HAYES Daniel O.C. 1908 Western Australia
D 1948 Murray District Western Australia
Robert Alexander B 1873 Western Australia
M MILLIGAN Elizabeth Ann 1903 Worsley Western Australia
D 31st October 1920 Holyoake WA
Thomas B 1874 Fremantle Western Australia
M YORK Annie Evangeline 1898 Perth Western Australia
D 3rd March 1960 Bayswater Perth Western Australia
bur Baptist Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Nathaniel B 1876 Fremantle Western Australia
D 1879 Western Australia
Isabella B 1880 Fremantle Western Australia
M THOMAS Reginald 4th December 1901 Worsley Western Australia
D Not 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
11th November 1881 granted Location P55 in North Fremantle of 2 acres at corner Stirling Highway and Alfred Road (Title deed 6/8)
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesThe Western Australian Times 28th September 1877 – page 2
Western Mail 15th December 1888
The West Australian 20th December 1907 – page 7
The Daily News 17 December 1920 – page 4
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial18th December 1907 Perth Western Australia
Presbyterian Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
14th December 1920 Holyoake Western Australia
Presbyterian Section Karrakatta Cemetery Perth Western Australia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationDischarge: unfit for further service

1877 While working as a sentry at the Convict Establishment he foiled a prison escape.
1882 Thomas Minorgan. Report of Pensioners McMeekhin’s cottage at North Fremantle to enable me to apply for £15 to assist him to put on the roof.
6 May 1882 Return of No 2 Barracks Fremantle Alexander McMeekin is living with his wife and 4 children.
4 September 1884 Alexander McMeekum (sic) appointed to Enrolled guard. On the roll at the time of disbandment, he was in possession of 2 acres of land and a cottage not yet roofed.
15th December 1888 Bound over to keep the peace after assault on wife with a broom
1888 Admitted to Claremont Mental Hospital