Maitland Creek

Feature Type:Creek (1) - Watercourse, usually smaller than a river.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Flows E into Klappan River, just W of Spatsizi Plateau Wilderness Provincial Park, SE of Telegraph Creek (community), Cassiar Land District
Tags: World War II
Latitude-Longitude: 57°22'23''N, 129°28'25''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 104H/6
Related Maps: 104H/5
104H/6

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 6 May 1975 on 104H.

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

Named to remember RCAF Flight Lieutenant William John Maitland, DFM, from Vancouver. F/L Maitland was serving with 208 Squadron on operations over Europe when he was killed in action 16 December 1943, age 22; with no known grave, his name is inscribed on the Runnymede Memorial, UK, panel 172. Survived by parents Royal Lethington Maitland and Ruth Hildred Maitland, Vancouver.

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