[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

...

P. Jenkins, A.B. 25 Stirling

...

[Barker, Malcolm, 2001, The Truth Is So Precious, Success Print, Perth, Western Australia, page 52]

...

Other crew newly signed on for this trip were noticed:

Name Rank Age Place of Birth

F Peacock 3rd Officer 27 Edinburgh, Scotland

J Levins Bosín 33 Drogheda, Ireland

M Dwyer A.B. 25 Dungarvan,Ireland

P Jenkins A.B. 25 Stirling, Scotland

J McGuckin A.B. 35 Harrington, England

F Gunning A.B. 32 Bristol, England

F Herbert Fireman 18 Victoria, Australia

A de Montfort Fireman 25 Jersey Island

T Taylor Fireman 31 Dundee, Scotland

A Bryant Fireman 31 Victoria,Australia

H Stanberg Second Cook 28 Sweden

J Jackson Kitchenman 22 Belfast, Ireland

S Reynolds Steward 27 Adelaide, Australia

W Smith Steward 22 Clapton, England

AB notes:

newly recruited, according to Barker

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

"P. Clinton, F. Wilson, H. B. Rea, C. Stanley, T. McDonnell, William A. Farnell, W. Carton, M. Ryan, M. Dwyer, P. Jenkins, J. McGuckin and F. Gunning, A.B.'s"

["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:--

...

P. C. Clinton, F. Wilson, H. B. Rea, C. Stanley, T. McDonnell, William. A. Farrell, W. Carton, M. Ryan, M. Dwyer, P. Jenkins, J McGuckin, and F. Gunning, A.B.'s.

...

["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:--

...

P. Jenkins, 25, Stirling, able seaman;

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May 13/5/12. Lairdsland Terrace

Queen Street

Kirkintilloch

Scotland

Dear Sirs/

Would you be Kind

enough to send me on the

names of the Crew that are

loss along with your Ship

Koombana. off the north-west

Coast of Australia in March

last. My reason for asking

this favour is that I have

a Brother in your Service

this last Six years and I

have had no word from him

since the 22nd day of August

1911. that was from Manila

Philipine Islands

He was one of the crew that

took the S.S. Junee from

the Clyde (Glasgow) out to

Australia and sailed aboard

that ship for a long time.

He left Manila on the 26th Day

of August for Fremantle and he

thought they were going to Sidney

N.S.W on the Coal trade till

March 1912. and then back to

the Cattle trade again. He mention

that he would like to get on

some of the Firms other ship

for a change. Hence my inquiry

for the names of the Crew of

the Koombana. His name is

Peter Jenkins R. N. R.

these three letters are

Royal Naval Reserve which

he belongs to previous to

joining you service

I remain Yours Truly

Willie Jenkins

c/o John Wilson

Lairdsland Terrace

Queen Street

Kirkintilloch

Scotland.

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Sept. 25/9/12. Lairdsland Ter

Queen Street

Kirkintilloch

Scotland

To the Shipping Master

Mercantile Marine

Dear Sir/

Having received a

letter dated Aug 26/8/12

from the Adelaide Steamship Coy

informing me that there were

some monies due as wages to

Peter Jenkins deceased aged 25

Born at Stirling Scotland

lost with their Ship "Koombana"

I make claim for same. They

stated that they have forwarded

the letter to yo that I sent

to them

I oblige

Yours faithfully

Willie Jenkins

c/o John Wilson

Lairdsland Terrace

Kirkintilloch

Scotland

Stamped as received "Harbour & Light Department Received 22 OCT. 1912"

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30th. October

Mr. Willie Jenkins,

c/o John Wilson Esq.,

Lairdeland Terrace,

Queen Street, KIRKENKELLOCH,

Scotland.

Dear Sir,

In reference to you application of the 25/9/12,

I have to state that the wages of your late brother have been

forwarded to the Accountant General, Board of Trade, London,

to whom it will be necessary for you to apply for same.

Yours faithfully,

SHIPPING MASTER.

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30th. October

Sir,

I enclose herewith Bank Draft (1st. of exchange) on the

National Bank for £12: 14: 8. being the equivalent of £12:16:10

wages (£6:8:0 each) due to the late N. A. Rea and P. Jenkins,

seamen of the illfated KOOMBANA and shall be glad if you will

pay to the relatives of the deceased on production of the necessary

evidence. The addresses of the relatives are:-

Mrs. Fanny Rea,

21, Conderton Road,

Loughboro Junction,

Camberwell, LONDON. S.E.

Mr. Willie Jenkins

c/o John Wilson Esq.,

Lairdeland Terrace,

Queen Street, KIRKENKELLOCH,

Scotland.

Yours faithfully,

SHIPPING MASTER.