Alec Bell Park

Alec Bell Park is named in honour of Private Alec Ernest James "Dinga" Bell who was killed in action in the Vietnam War on the 29 January 1968.

Read more of Alec's story in his entry in the Victoria Park Dictionary of Biography.

Refer also to the entry for Hampshire Street, for insights into the early development of the park in the 1940s.

Alec Bell Park, East Victoria Park

Former name: Hampshire Street Reserve

Official date of naming as Alec Bell Park: 12 August 2014.

Naming Ceremony held with relatives and invited guests on Friday 27 March 2015.

Naming method: Successful commemorative recognition application made by Mr Neville Browne under the GEN4 Commemorative Recognition policy, discussed and recommended by the Culture and Local History Working Group at their meeting on 18 June 2014. Approved by simple majority of Councillors at the Ordinary Council Meeting of the Town of Victoria Park on 12 August 2014, Section 13.1, pp. 60-64.

Read Section 13.1 - Recommendation from Culture and Local History Working Group - Commemorative Recognition of Alec Bell