Mount Sir Douglas

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.]
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: On BC-Alberta boundary at N end of Height of the Rockies Provincial Park, E of Invermere, Kootenay Land District
Tags: World War I
Latitude-Longitude: 50°43'21''N, 115°20'20''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82J/11

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 23 February 1918 by the Geographic Board of Canada, as labelled on BC-Alberta Boundary sheet #11, 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 Field Marshall Sir Douglas Haig, KT, GCB, GCVO, KCIF (1861-1928), commander-in-chief of the British armies in France." (extract from The Canada Gazette, 23 February 1918.) Field Marshall Haig commanded the British Expeditionary Force from 1915 to the end of the war, and was created Earl Haig of Bemersyde in 1919. In recent years, historians have criticized Haig's military tactics and strategies, identifying him as "World War I's Worst General" [see Military History Magazine, May 2007.]

Source: included with note