Martin, Frederick

[Passenger list, "KOOMBANA" 37, compiled 02 April 1912, Adelaide Steamship Company. Noel Butlin Archives Centre, Australian National University, 0186/N46/634]

Fremantle-Derby Martin G. ) Men travelling with Mr. W.P. Milne to

) work for the Public Works Department

[Passenger list, "KOOMBANA" 37, compiled 04 June 1912, Adelaide Steamship Company. Broome Historical Society]

List of passengers known to have been bound for Derby.

From Fremantle [saloon]



Davis (Davey) W.T. Brother to Mrs. Norgard, Ellen Street, Fremantle.

Wife at 188 Hay Street, Perth.

Baker, A. Connection of Mr H.T. Jackman, 30 Princes


Martin, G. Fred ) Son of Arthur Martin of Vanbrugh Hill, East

) Greenwich

Hurford W.H. )


Green, Edgar p. ) Late of Somerset, England. Death notice of

) Olive Feddes.

These three men together with Davey and Baker were engaged by W.P. Milne

to work for his Department.

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


Mr. W. P. Milne, of the Public Works Department, was proceeding to Derby with a gang of five men - W. Davis, A. Baker, G. Martin, H. Hereford and E. Green - to carry out some works up north.


["Some Of The Passengers", Broome Chronicle (WA), Saturday 06 April, 1912]


Mr. Milne, of the Public Works Department, was preceeding to Derby with a gang of five men, Messrs. Davis, Baker, Martin, Hereford and Green.


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




Mr. G. Martin.


["Announcements", The Western Mail (Perth, WA), Saturday 27 April 1912, page 23]




MARTIN.--In March, 1912, lost at sea, on s.s. Koombana, Frederick Martin, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Martin, 61 Vanbrugh Hill, East Greenwich, London and nephew of Mrs. Stidworthy, South Perth, aged 22 years. Deeply mourned.


[John Matheson, letter to Newton Moore, Agent General for Western Australia, London, 14 August 1912, Wreck of the "Koombana" - photocopy of material relating to, Harbour and Lights Department, Western Australia, 1912, State Records Office of Western Australia. Series 1618, Cons. 5055, Item 001]

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