Baril Peak

Feature Type:Peak (2) - Summit of a mountain or hill, or the mountain or hill itself.
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: On BC-Alberta boundary at head of Henretta Creek, just NE of Elkford, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°17'58''N, 114°45'22''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82J/7

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted in the 18th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 31 March 1924, as labelled on BC-Alberta boundary sheet # 7, surveyed in 1916, published in 1917.

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

Named in 1916 by interprovincial boundary surveyors, after Conrad Marie-Louis Baril (1891-1915), survey clerk with the Surveyor-General's staff, Ottawa, 1919-15; serving as a Sapper with the 5th Field Company, Canadian Engineers, when he was killed in action 9 November 1915, age 23. Spr. Baril is bured at Wytschaete Military Cemetery, Heuvelland, Belgium; grave IV- B- 21.

Source: Provincial Archives of BC "Place Names File" compiled 1945-1950 by A.G. Harvey from various sources, with subsequent additions