Triquet Island

Feature Type:Island - Land area surrounded by water or marsh.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: S of Spider Island at W entrance of Kildidt Sound, S of Bella Bella, Range 2 Coast Land District
Tags: World War II
Latitude-Longitude: 51°48'11''N, 128°14'44''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 102P/16

Origin Notes and History:

Triquet Island adopted 11 May 1944 on C.399, as recommended by Hydrographic Service; not "Fan Island" as labelled on 92NW, 1942.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

Re-named by H.D. Parizeau, Hydrographic Service, in association with other WWII-associated names for surrounding islands, after Major Paul Triquet VC. Triquet was serving with the Royal 22nd Regiment (the "Van-Doos") and awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions 14 December 1943 at Casa Berardi, Italy. He was awarded the French honour, Chevalier of the Legion of Honour, for the same action.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

Triquet was born in 1910 at Cabano, Québec; enlisted as a private with Le Royal 22nd Régiment in 1927; retired from active service 1947; re-enlisted with the Reserve Army in 1951; promoted to Colonel in 1954, commanding the 8th Militia Group; retired to Florida; died 1980; buried Québec City. Photograph, citation, and description of events at Casa Berardi (as published in London Gazette 6 March 1944) on Canada Remembers section of Veterans Affairs Canada website http://www.vac-acc.gc.ca/

Source: included with note