Mount Halvorson

Feature Type:Mount - Variation of Mountain: Mass of land prominently elevated above the surrounding terrain, bounded by steep slopes and rising to a summit and/or peaks. ["Mount" preceding the name usually indicates that the feature is named after a person.]
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: E side of Milk River, W of McBride, Cariboo Land District
Tags: World War II
Latitude-Longitude: 53°15'32''N, 120°34'50''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 93H/7

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 12 March 1965 on 93H.

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

Named to remember Trooper Frank Halvorson, H45935, from McBride; serving with the 27th Armoured Regiment, Sherbrook Fusiliers, RCAC, when he was killed in action 29 October 1944. Tpr Halvorson is buried at Bergen-op-Zoom Canadian War Cemetery, Netherlands, grave 8, D, 7.

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