[SS "Koombana": list of crew as per copy of Articles at shipping office, Fremantle, Adelaide Steamship Company, April 1912. provided to the author by Jean Northover, City Beach, Western Australia]

THE CREW AGE BIRTHPLACE

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James Crosbie, second grade steward 27 Brisbane

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["Story of the Koombana", The Sunday Times (Perth, WA), Sunday 31 March 1912, page 12]

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P. Farrance, A. Deeham, C. H. Benedict, Edward Wardlaw, J. Hughes, J. Blades, A. Salkild, S. W. Reynolds, F. J. Winpenny, Wm. Dick, James Crosbie, Wm. Cant, R. Davies, W. Burkin, H. Smith and P. Finnerty, stewards.

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["Officers and Crew", The Sunday Times (Perth, WA), Sunday 31 March 1912, page 1]

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Several stewards, whose names appear on the articles of the Koombana, may not have joined the vessel. Captain Smith, the Port shipping master, asks that in this event the men who did not go should notify him.

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["The Crew", The West Australian, Wednesday 03 April 1912, page 7]

The following is the complete crew which left with the vessel, according to the records in the Adelaide Co.'s office:--

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P. Farrance, A. Deerham, C. H. Benedicte, E. Wardlaw, J. Hughes, J. Blades, A. Salkild, S. W. Reynolds, F. J. Winpenny, Wm. Dick, James Crosbie, Wm. Cant, R. Davis, W. Burkin, H. Smith, and P. Finnerty, stewards.

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["Missing Passengers", The Western Mail (Perth, WA), Saturday 13 April 1912, page 15]

MISSING PASSENGERS.

Kalgoorlie, April 1.

Mr. James Crosbie, one of the stewards of the Koombana, was a son of Mr. Crosbie, of Piccadilly-street, Kalgoorlie, and engine driver at the Government Railways.

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["The Koombana", The West Australian, Friday 12 April 1912, page 7]

OFFICIAL LIST OF CREW

The following official list of the names of the crew who signed on the s.s. Koombana's articles and who were supposed to have gone in the vessel is supplied by the Shipping Master of Fremantle (Captain T. W. Smith). The age, birthplace, and capacity of each member is given:--

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James Crosbie, 27, Brisbane, assistant steward;

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[Agreement and Account of Crew, s.s. Koombana, August 1911 - March 1912, Harbour and Lights Department, Western Australia. State Records Office of Western Australia, Consignment 1056 Item 301]

The register indicates that James Crosbie joined Koombana from Grantala in late 1911.

["In Memoriam", The West Australian, Thursday 20 March 1913, page 1]

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CROSBIE.-In loving remembrance of our dear brother James (Jimsy), who was lost at sea in the s.s. Koombana, on or about March 20, 1912. Ever remembered.

-Inserted by his loving sister and brother-in law, Jeannie and George Wood. Kalgoorlie paper please copy.

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