McNEECE / McNIECE – John 15th and 8th Regiment 1st Battalion

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John McNeese

8th Regiment

Indian Mutiny Medal

15th Regiment East Yorkshire Regiment Cap Badge

Name McNEECE / McNIECE – John
Regiment (s)15th and 8th Regiment 1st Battalion
Regiment Number (s) 1806 / 1167
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
25th July 1836 / 18 years / Not known
Description – Height
 Not yet known
Overseas Service/Duration North America – 4 years 153 days
East Indies – 9 years 86 days
Length of Service22 years 38 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 31st August 1858 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsIndian Mutiny Medal
Intended Residence at
Not yet known
Pension Districts1858 Sligo
1862 Bermuda
1863-1892 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0½d per diem
1874 Increased to 1/3d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
30th October 1862 Gravesend England (via Bermuda)
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
MERCHANTMAN 15th February 1863
Date/Place of Birthc1818 St. John’s Sligo 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
WALSH (WELSH) Catherine
Date/Place of Marriagec1843 Ashton under Lyne Lancashire England
Children by 1st WifeThomas B c1844 Whalley Lancashire England
bap 25th August 1844 Habergham-Eaves Lancashire England
D 1874 Geraldton Western Australia
William Henry B c1849 Karachi India
John B 11th August 1860 North America
Land Grants Western
Lot G31 Greenough Flats
10 acres
Lot G32 Greenough Flats
Acreage 16.2.28 acres
Occupation after
1872 gardener
Employed 5 ticket-of-leave men 1865-1877
Newspaper ArticlesRecord Thursday 28th July 1892 – page 5
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial12th July 1892 Geraldton Western Australia
Greenough Cemetery Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
1895 Not yet known
Will or ProbateSROWA Cons 3403/1912/254 – Left real and personnel property to his wife and son William Henry on proviso that 50 masses be said as soon as possible for the repose of his soul.
Further InformationJanuary-February 1864 John McNEECE nominated his single 18 year old niece Ann ROSS as a government immigrant: she was living Sligo Ireland