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BELL, Alexander Singer (1863-1936)

BELL, Alexander Singer (1863-1936)

Alexander Singer Bell was born on 17 April 1936 and enrolled at Geelong College on 12 February 1873. His address at enrolment was 'Woolbrook' Teasdale. He had previously attended Scotch College, Melbourne 1871-1872.

Pegasus recorded his death in October 1936: 'Alexander Singer Bell (1878), passed away at Lorne on the 26 July, after a brief illness. He entered the College in 1873, during the years when his father, the late James Bell, resided at Woolbrook Estate near Teesdale. Cricket was his favourite sport both at the College, and since, and one could always look for him when the College boys were playing their Premiership Matches, and when the Test Matches were in progress at the MCC. For some years he resided in Claremont Avenue near the school, during which time he closely followed the progress of each boy in every team, helping the boys by his experience and advice. ‘Sandy’, by which name he was so well-known and loved, played with the College XI in the years, 1877 and 1878, and he was a member of the football team in 1877. His son Jim also attended the College in 1900, playing football with the first teams in 1906 and 1907.'

His brother, John Calvert Bell (1861-1937), and son, James Frederick Bell (1889-1946), were also educated at Geelong College.

Sources: Pegasus October 1936 p59.
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