[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
T. O'Loughlin, fireman 33 Victoria
["Story of the Koombana", The Sunday Times (Perth, WA), Sunday 31 March 1912, page 12]
W. Clarke, J. Smith, J. Brown, C. Nortin, C. Anderson, G. Furlong, H. Offord, G. Olsen, A. C. de Montfort, T. O'Loghlan, T. McDermott, Thos. Taylor, A. Bryant, J. Downie and C. Peters, firemen;
["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:--
W. Clarke, J. Smith, J. Brown, C. Norton, C. Anderson, G. Furlong, H. Offord, O. Olsen, *W. Fitzpatrick, A. C. de Montfort, T. O'Loghlin, T. McDermott, Thos. Taylor, A. Bryant, J. Downie, and C. Peters, firemen.
["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:--
T. O'Loughlin, 33, Victoria, fireman;
[Wreck of the KOOMBANA - letters re men's estates, Correspondence between the office of the Chief Harbourmaster, Fremantle, and the families of lost crewmembers, Harbour and Lights Department, 1912. State Records Office of Western Australia, AN16/5 Cons 1056 Item 062]
Adelaide, April 9, 1912
To the shipping master fremantel W.eb
Will you be
so kind as to let me know
as soon as possible any particulars
that you could as to one of the
firemen named T. O. Loughlin that
was in the Koombana on her
last voyage. Having a brother of
that name in perth at the time
when the steamer was in port
and as i have not heard from
him since makes me feel very
uneasy about him. The adelaide
SS Company advised me to write
J. O Loughlin
["Koombana Relief Fund", The West Australian, Monday 03 June 1912, page 8]
A SUCCESSFUL CONCERT. As the result of a concert given at the Bayswater District Hall last week, Mrs. Margaret O'Loughlin, whose husband was lost on the Koombana, has received £25 1s. The concert was organised by Miss Doris Melville, teacher of dancing, and her pupils were the performers. the chair was taken by Mr. A. C. Rust, who announced during the interval that in addition to the ticket money, the undermentioned children had collected the following amounts:--Florrie Moore, £5 5s.; May Mann, £1 8s. 6d.; Dolly Quarrell, £1 18s. 2d.; "Baby" Lynn, £3 7s. (including £1 17s. 9d. from the Barmen's Union's picnic): Ethel Philip,. £2 3. 3d.; May Foley, 18s. Gd.: Veronica Hogan, 12s. 6d.; Gladys Henery, £3 11s.; Maude Baker, 16s. 6d.; Cecil Mansfield, 9s.; Lona Mulvay, 6s.; Carmel Butler, 14s.; Phyllis Robinson, 6s.; R. O'Loughlin, 12s.; Florrie Melville, 8s.; and Mrs. Hayward, 5s. Mrs. O'Loughlin, in accepting the £25 is. raised, has asked Miss Melville and her clever and charitable little helpers to accept her very grateful thanks.
["Deaths", The West Australian, Saturday 20 April 1912, page 1]
O'LOUGHLIN.-On or about March 21, 1912, lost at sea, on board s.s. Koombana, Thomas O'Loughlin (fireman),
dearly-beloved husband of Margaret O'Loughlin, of Robert-street, Bayswater,
leaving five little girls to mourn their loss.
["Announcements", The Western Mail (Perth, WA), Saturday 27 April 1912, page 23]
O'LOUGHLIN.-On or about March 21, 1912, lost
at sea, on board s.s. Koombana, Thomas O'Loughlin (fireman), dearly-beloved husband of Margaret O'Loughlin, of Robert-street, Bayswater, leaving five little girls to mourn their loss.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, your prayers for him extol,
O, Sacred Heart of Jesus, hare mercy on his soul.
["In Memoriam", The West Australian, Thursday 21 March 1918, page 1]
O'LOUGHLIN.-In sad but loving remebrance of our dear husband and father, Thomas O'Loughlin,
who was lost at sea on the ill-fated s.s. Koombana on or about March 21, 1912.
R. I. P.
-Inserted by his loving wife and five little girls, Rita, Dorothy, Ena, Mone, and Evelyn,