Kathleen was the wife of Richard Stanley CUMPSTON, engraver.
The following cable is held at the National Library of New Zealand
Evening Post, Issue 109, 4 November 1911, Page 5
MOTHER AND TWO CHILDREN DROWNED PERTH, This day
'The dead bodies of Mrs Cumpston and her two young children were found in the river. Apparently one of the children fell in and the mother and other child attempted a rescue. No direct evidence as to the cause of death is forthcoming.'
My Cousin Michael Cumpston in Australia found the following item and believes that the family May have been related to the engraver, confirmed by the electoral roll:
Family members dying close together
(excluding mothers and babies dying in childbirth)
1911 - 1920
1911: Mother and two sons: Kathleen CUMPSTON, 25 years old of West Perth, and her sons Roland Thomas Bowser, 6 years old, and Eustace William, 3 years old, all died on the 3rd of November.
Deaths recorded in Perth in 1911
CUMPSTON EUSTACE W Male PERTH 614 1911
CUMPSTON KATHLEEN J Female PERTH 615 1911
CUMPSTON ROLAND T B Male PERTH 613 1911