honor role

Hatfield, Edward

Lieut 57th and 60th Bn.

Born on 2 August 1886 at Redfern, NSW, Hebrew, also known as Cominskey and Kozminsky. Enlisted 20 June 1917 age 31, physical training officer with the Department of Defence. Nok his wife, Thistle Rebecca Hatfield, 392 Oxford St, Paddington, NSW.  Embarked at Sydney on 16 July 1917 per A16 Port Melbourne A16 and served in the UK and France. RTA August 1919 per A67 Orsova. Service medals: BWM and VM. Hatfield was a student at Claremont Teachers College 1908-1909 and a teacher at Cottesloe School 1911-1912. He was on the staff of Claremont Teachers College in 1915 when granted leave for reserve military training and to attend an cadet officers’ camp. He resigned the same year and returned to Sydney.  A list of repatriated men returning to Fremantle recorded in The West Australian in June 1916, included the name Cominskey of Cottesloe Beach. No records of this name found. Edward was the brother of Albert. An article in the Daily News  9 August 1918 refers to  the parents awaiting the return of their sons  ‘…To celebrate the golden wedding of Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Hatfield, a number of friends gathered at Elders lie, Cottesloe Beach, the home of their guests. …on behalf of those present Mr. Mackey proposed the health of Mr. and Mrs. Hatfield, and expressed the hope that before long they would see the triumphant return of their two sons, Lieutenants Edward and Albert Hatfield, who are now in France.’