Mount McGladrey

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 of Crowsnest Pass on BC-Alberta boundary, E of Fernie, Kootenay Land District
Tags: World War II
Latitude-Longitude: 49°30'36''N, 114°35'14''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82G/10

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 6 April 1950 on BC Lands' map 4D, Fernie.

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

Named to remember RCAF Flying Officer George G. McGladrey, DFC, from Corbin, BC; F/O McGladrey was serving with 405 Squadron when he was killed in action 14 July 1943. Buried at Jonkerbos War Cemetery, Netherlands, grave 16.E.3.

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