Mount Bolton

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: On BC-Alberta boundary, NE of Elkford, Kootenay Land District
Tags: World War I
Latitude-Longitude: 50°19'48''N, 114°48'04''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82J/7

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 23 February 1918, 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 Lambert Ernest Stanley Bolton, DLS, a field assistant on the Surveyor General's staff 1911-15, from Wiarton, Ontario. Private Bolton was serving with 1st Bn, Canadian Pioneers, when he was killed in action 13 June 1916, age 28. With no known grave, his name is inscribed on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, panel 32.

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

Commonwealth War Graves Commission identifies 350 servicemen with the family name "Bolton" killed during World War I.

Source: included with note