Dovey Lane, East Victoria Park

Dovey Lane (sign), East Victoria Park


Dovey Lane in the suburb of East Victoria Park, is named in honour of Lieutenant Reginald Walter DOVEY (411).

Reginald was born in Subiaco and moved with his family to a house in Albert Street, (now Swansea Street) East Victoria Park in 1910 when he was around 13 years old. He had blue eyes and brown hair and was five foot, nine inches tall.

Reginald enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force and was serving in France in the 4th Machine Gun Battery when he was Killed in Action at the Battle of Hamel, France on 4 July 1918. He was 21 years old.

Reginald is buried in the Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot VIII, Row E, Grave No. 3), Fouilloy, France.

In February 2018 the Town of Victoria Park decided to name one of the rights-of-way in the Town to honour Lieutenant Reginald Walter DOVEY. A tribute to Reginald’s service and the ultimate sacrifice he made for his country.

Lest We Forget.

Reginald Walter DOVEY.

Courtesy of Australia’s Fighting Son’s of the Empire, p 137.

You can read more about Reginald Walter Dovey in his entry into the Victoria Park Dictionary of Biography

Dovey Lane, East Victoria Park

Former name: Right-of-way (ROW) 86

Official date of naming: 8 March 2018.

Naming method:

A recommendation was submitted to the 23 February 2018 Ordinary Council Meeting (OCM) to rename right of way (ROW) 86. Councillors voted unanimously in favour of the recommendation which was formalised by resolution.

Read Resolution 2018/02/14.15.

The name was submitted to Landgate for approval, which was granted on Thursday, 8 March 2018.

Read the Geographic Naming Approval.