Mount Tyrwhitt

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 Elk Lakes Provincial Park, E of Invermere, Kootenay Land District
Tags: World War I
Latitude-Longitude: 50°34'57''N, 115°00'58''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 #9, 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 by interprovincial boundary surveyors, "after Rear Admiral Sir Reginald Yorke Tyrwhitt GCB, DSO, leader of British destroyer flotillas." (The Canada Gazette, 23 February 1918.) Tyrwhitt was in command of the Royal Navy's Harwich Force throughout World War I and accepted the surrender of the German U-boats at Harwich at the end of the War; promoted to rear admiral in December 1919, and created a baronet of Terschelling and of Oxford; promoted to full admiral, February 1929, and advanced to Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath later that year; promoted to Admiral of the Fleet, July 1934.

Source: included with note