Mount Brice

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: S side of Twentysix Mile Creek, on E boundary of Skagit Valley Provincial Park, SE of Hope, Yale Division Yale Land District
Tags: World War II
Latitude-Longitude: 49°08'45''N, 121°04'10''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92H/3

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 7 April 1955 on 92H/SW.

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

Named to remember brothers RCAF Pilot Officer Vincent Leslie Brice and RCAF Flight Lieutenant Francis Thomas Sargent Brice, from Chilliwack: P/O Brice, J15860, was serving as Air Gunner with 10 (RAF) Squadron, when he was killed 15 January 1942 and buried at St. John the Baptist Churchyard, Leeming, Yorkshire, UK, grave G, 4; F/L Brice was serving as a Pilot with 408 Squadron when he was killed in action 13 June 1944 and buried at the Canada Cemetery, Tilloy-les-Cambrai, France, grave 2, G, 5-7. The brothers are survived by their parents S. Leslie and Frances H. Brice, Chilliwack.

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