Mount Fitzgerald

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: Between Klinaklini and Silverthrone Glaciers, NW of head of Knight Inlet, Range 2 Coast Land District
Tags: World War II
Latitude-Longitude: 51°31'02''N, 126°03'56''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92M/9

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 28 March 1967 on 92 M.

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

Named to remember RCAF Flight Sergeant John ("Jack") Ernest Fitzgerald, DFM, from New Westminster; serving as an air gunner with 166 Squadron when he was killed in action 17 August 1944, age 19.

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

Mount Dolter, about 4 miles north of here, was named in memory of childhood friend RCAF Pilot Officer "Frank" Dolter; Mount Bradshaw, about 1 mile east of here, was named in memory of another childhood friend Canadian Merchant Navy Cadet Arthur Ronald Bradshaw. The 3 boys attended South Burnaby High School together.

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