Mount Worthington

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 on E side of Mount McHarg, in Height of the Rockies Provincial Park NE of Invermere, Kootenay Land District
Tags: World War II
Latitude-Longitude: 50°37'36''N, 115°17'50''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82J/11

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 3 May 1956 on 82J, as submitted by Thomas Bates, MLA, on behalf of the British Columbia Regiment (file P.1.23).

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

Named to remember Canadian Army Lieutenant-Colonel Donald Worthington, of Vancouver, killed in action 9 August 1944 while leading the tanks of the British Columbia Regiment (Duke of Connaught's Own) at the Battle of Hill 195. This feature was chosen because of its proximity to Mount McHarg, in turn named after a WW I fatality Lieutenant-Colonel W. Hart McHarg, killed in 1915 while in command of the 7th Batallion, Canadian Expeditionary Force, of which the British Columbia Regiment later became the 'continuing unit'. Donald and his brother, Jack, were sons of the late Dr. Worthington, pharmacist and one-time Vancouver alderman.

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