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.