Mount Hammel

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: N. of Isaac Lake, Cariboo Land District
Tags: World War II
Latitude-Longitude: 53°29'01''N, 120°56'02''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 93H/7

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 17 September 1969 on 93H/7.

Source: BC place name cards, files, correspondence and/or research by BC Chief Geographer/Geographical Names Office.

Named to remember Canadian Army Sergeant James Shannon Hammel, M15887, from Snowshoe, BC; serving with the Loyal Edmonton Regiment, RCIC, when he was killed in action 5 August 1943, age 41. Sgt. Hammel is buried at Agira Canadian War Cemetery, Sicily, grave B, H, 248. Survived by wife Horah Mary Shannon-Hammel, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, and by parents Isaiah and Isabella Hammel.

Source: BC place name cards, files, correspondence and/or research by BC Chief Geographer/Geographical Names Office.